We Three Kings
Christmas beginner tune
Here’s a fun tune to learn around Christmas for a 1st year student, We Three Kings of Orient Are. All the notes are in first position, and only the B and high E string are used. The rhythms within are Quarter, Half, and Whole notes and a dotted half (3 beats). This tune is in 3/4 time, which can be confusing for a new student if it’s a new topic, but easier to learn by playing the song and stressing the 1st downbeat of each measure. Watch out for the repeat at the end! If accompanied, follow the chords written above each measure.