Andy | December 21, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hi Andy here,

I just wanted to send you a personal message of thanks. Plus you can learn this great song. And, download my special festive backing track, complete with sleigh bells!

It’s all a simple message of thanks. Thank you so much for your continued support throughout 2015. Even if that’s just reading my emails or sending me messages and comments. It’s great for me to know that I’m helping you in some way.

Obviously, I’m also extremely grateful if you’ve become part of the Guitar Coach Members community too! I know 2016 is going to be a super busy year, as we roll out all 5 Volumes of the 6 Week Guitar program, plus we’ll be getting to grips with webinars, continuing the magazine and blog and recording free lessons.

So I look forward to us continuing our guitar journey together. Catch up again really soon.


Hey There Delilah.

This is a tremendously popular song to learn, using basic finger picking. Something we have not ventured into before. And to make it really interesting, we have recorded a backing track that includes sleigh bells and tubas. You know, to give it a festive feel!


Before you attempt to learn the song, become familiar with its component parts (intro, verses, choruses, middle 8s/bridges etc…) and perhaps even write it out long hand. After you have learnt the chords you can write these over the top of the lyrics as you start to commit this top tune to memory. You will find that “what comes next?” becomes second nature and allows you to concentrate on some of the aspects that you find somewhat trickier, such as the chord changes, or hitting the correct bass notes with your thumb.

So, as a heads up, the chords are D, F#m, Bm, G and A and you will always be plucking the route note of the chord you are playing, followed by the G and B strings in unison. We are sure this video will certainly give you an insight into something new that will motivate you to learn more songs and, who knows, take you down a different path on your guitar playing journey.

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The Backing Track:

Click Here To Download the Backing Track (MP3)

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  1. Phil Caswell says:

    Merry Christmas, Andy! I’m just picking up guitar and LOVE all of your videos – they’re fun, easy to understand and very inspirational. Keep it up! And have a Happy New Year, from Phil in Minnesota. (Cold and dark outside, might as well play some guitar…)

  2. Charlie says:

    Greet I love your method Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  3. Mick Crump (Crumpy) says:

    A great lesson as always, very nicely broken down. Thank you for all your effort throughout the year. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too. Best regards, Crumpy

  4. Rick says:

    Andy,I’ve learned quite a few new little twists and turns since watching you vids..thanks.and,,Merry Christmas and hopefully a very good new you and yours.

  5. Ian Storey says:

    Hi Andy
    Thanks for the track, something to do over the Christmas period

  6. Tim Jones says:

    HI Andy,

    Thanks to you and the entire Guitar Coach team. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking forward to what come in 2016.

  7. Ronnie Holderfield says:

    Hey Andy, thanks for the greetings that you sent me and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year my friend. And I hope that we will travel together with our music that we play together, very sincerely, Ronnie

  8. Danny Carman says:

    Great lesson, Andy. MERRY CHRISTMAS from Roanoke, Virginia

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