Get the notation for this international Christmas Carol plus a super useful play along files at 90 bpm to help you learn and practice the song! I made the notation with both German and English lyrics, plus I made each in the easy low version starting on the middle string and a high version starting on the skinny string, so there will be four pdfs to download for you. The low version is easier because you barely have to shift along the neck (super beginner-friendly!) whereas the high version sounds more festive and maybe a bit more familiar.
I made the play along mp3 for the low version. I think everyone knows the song super well, so I hope that’s enough!
You can download the files from your customer account page after the purchase – a link will be provided in the order confirmation e-mail.
In every tuning, the strings are tuned in a certain relation to each other. For folk songs, there’s no fixed rigid tuning to a definite pitch (in contrast, the A-string on the violin is always tuned to 440 or 442hz) but what’s most important is how the strings are tuned in relation to each other. Although this is not a Japanese Folk song, I think it’s a great idea to choose the tuning according to the singer’s comfort zone.
A good rule of thumb is to tune your instrument over the base of C. This means, the big string will be tuned to C and the other strings according to the tuning of the song:
Access to the pdf and mp3:
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