We Three Kings of Orient Are

Overview


Similar to Jingle Bells, We Three Kings of Orient Are is an wonderful etude piece to learn, since the melody is most likely already impressed upon your ears; with the melody already being in mind, you can fashion your playing of the song, so it sounds nice.

The melody itself is quite hauntingly beautiful, particularly in its simplicity, and it’s a great one to help ingrain the G string’s notes.

Follow Along with the Sheet Music


This course teaches using the Belwin's Guitar Method 1 book. If you'd like to have the guitar tablature (so you can hold the book in your hands and follow along by reading the sheet music), then follow this link to purchase the book: here

Practice Tips


Be mindful of your tempo, allowing the notes to resonate for their full value

Fret the notes by placing your fingertip as close behind the fret as possible (though you can be slightly further behind if your hand stretch is limited)

Maintain proper finger-to-fret assignment (1st fret for the 1st finger, 2nd fret for the 2nd finger, and so on)

Use your fingertips rather than fingerpads

Key Takeaways


Musically apply the initial notes of the G string