The rhythm of the song Christmas Time by Bryan Adams is not as simple as it sounds, when you first hear it on the radio. There are some tricky parts and I spent quite some time on getting them right, because there are a lot of confusing free music sheets out there on the internet.
Now, here’s an arrangement for beginners with chords and melody notes in between – kind of a first step approach from simple chord strumming towards fingerstyle guitar playing. I plan on uploading my own video recording, soon. Until then, this audio export from the Musescore file will have to do.
No music video at first
And this is what Wikipedia has to say about it: „Christmas Time“ is a song by Canadian rock singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. It was written by Adams and Jim Vallance and became Adams‘ most popular Christmas song. Originally, it was released on clear, green vinyl with a picture sleeve. It was written and recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
No music video was shot for the song when it was originally released. But on December 10, 2019, Adams released a video for the song on YouTube. Over thirty years after it was first recorded, the song still receives significant radio airplay each year during the Christmas season.
Original Bryan Adams video the music sheet / guitar tab refers to: