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Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry Guitar TAB

This is probably one of the lesser known Christmas songs out there. But, its a great one to play on the guitar. It has some great lead riffs and bluesy style chord progression to match.

Recorded in 1958, this is the grandaddy of rock and roll Christmas songs. It is so rock and roll, that singer/guitarist Chuck Berry explicitly mentions in the lyrics that all he “wants for Christmas is an electric guitar.” As one of the easy Christmas songs on guitar to master, if you can play F, C and G chords, you’ll have no problem rattling off “Run Rudolph Run” under your next Xmas gathering. Leave it to the man that wrote “Johnny B. Goode” to compose one of the best christmas songs for guitar.

This piece is suitable for beginner to intermediate guitarists. So, have fun and get this festive number under your belt!

Introducing: Classical Guitar Lessons

Guitar Academy Petersfield has delivered the best in Guitar tuition to all ages and abilities since 2013. Primarily focusing on contemporary music genres such as Rock, Pop, Jazz and Blues. We are now expanding our product range and introducing Classical Guitar Lessons!

That’s right! we are introducing Classical Guitar Lessons at Guitar Academy Petersfield.

Learning the guitar is fun and rewarding whatever your preference in the genre. But in this blog post, we are going to look at the benefits of learning Classical Guitar.

  • Learning Classical Guitar Builds Confidence

Learning a musical instrument is hard work but also builds confidence. Learning guitar or classical guitar will allow you to build a skill that will last a lifetime and mastering this skill will give you a great sense of achievement.

  • You can play solo or in an ensemble

You can do this as a contemporary guitarist. But as a classical performer you are able to perform pieces without the need of backing tracks or other performers to make the piece recognisable to the listener. For example, you could pay a whole piece recreating a vocal melody and chord progression at the same time!

  • Playing classical guitar can make a great career option.

Learning classical guitar will equip you with a set of skills that are desirable in the music job market. Such as sight-reading skills.

  • It helps you focus

Learning classical guitar helps you develop your listening skills and focus. Learning classical is demanding and requires a lot of focus but is extremely rewarding.

  • Its versatile and sounds great!

The skills you develop when learning classical guitar can transition across to playing contemporary music. Classical guitars also sound great.


Here is just a few reasons why we think learning classical guitar is pretty great. We are quite pleased to be able to introduce it as a service at Guitar Academy.

If you are interested in learning more and starting lessons, then get in touch with us today.

G Major Scale Exercise

Technique Tuesday!

This weeks technique is actually a scale exercise to help you develop your dexterity. When practicing scales, try applying a similar method shown in todays exercise.

All you have to do is play ascending 4 notes from each note of the scale. So you play the first four notes from the first note, then go back to the second note and play four notes and then return to the third note and play 4 notes etc.

Slightly confusing! but hopefully you will get the gist of it in this weeks example. Try this exercise at any tempo you want and then gradually increase the speed. Where possible, assign 1 finger per fret. Good luck!

Self-isolating? Learn Guitar Remotely!

Times are extremely challenging at the moment and we find ourselves hiding out and being faced with ongoing uncertainty.

As a small business we have also been faced with some challenges in response to covid-19 and will continue to do so.

But! in the spirit of adapting and overcoming hardship, we are now trialing remote lessons. Like skype, only without the skype software.

We are now trialing online lessons, delivered remotely by our tutors for anyone who wishes to distance themselves during these difficult times and still have a guitar lesson.

This could help relieve some of the working from home boredom and cabin fever from prolonged isolation.

If you’re interested in giving our online lesson service a go then get in touch for more info and to make a booking.

Stay safe out there!

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