Few songs in the holiday roster nail the heart of Christmas Americana like “Jingle Bell Rock.” Twangy, giddy, and instantly recognizable, Bobby Helms’ rockabilly classic is one of the few yuletide staples that doesn’t wear out its welcome as soon as the tree goes up. From the moment those upper fret notes and sleigh bells kick in, there’s a good time be had. If all Macaulay Culkin needed to fool Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in Home Alone that a party was in full effect was “Jingle Bell Rock” and a cardboard cutout of Michael Jordan, there must be some magic there.
Check out the video above for Joe giving a step-by-step tutorial on how to nail the song and impress your friends and family this year with some classic holiday rockin'. For more info on the stunning guitar Joe's playing in this lesson, take a look at our recent conversation with Shelton Electric Instruments.
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