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How to Play Little Drummer Boy by Chris Liepe (Guitar Lesson)


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Little Drummer Boy

Chris Liepe has created a very unique version of "Little Drummer Boy" for the holiday season. First, Chris uses a very smooth intro influenced by "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" to start this song off. Then, he leads into a Switchfoot sound before grabbing the influence of Brian May from Queen. Chris ends with a rocking Audioslave style to round out his unique rendition.

Taught by Chris Liepe in Songs with Chris Liepe seriesLength: 68:28Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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thomascrobisonthomascrobison replied on December 21st, 2011

Love this version!

spiperatospiperato replied on December 13th, 2011

CHRIS, NO DISRESPECT TO ANY OTHER ARTIST, BUT DUDE YOU ARE AMAZING. YOUR TALENTS {MUSICIANSHIP & VOCALS} ARE HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST, FLAT OUT AWESOME!

merischinomerischino replied on December 21st, 2010

add my kudos to the list. plus, i really dig the tassels on your guitar.

ssnowmanssnowman replied on December 21st, 2010

Good stuff

tammy7689tammy7689 replied on December 21st, 2010

wow chris this is awesome......great job

jbrady03jbrady03 replied on December 20th, 2010

that is so cool!! great job Chris

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on December 19th, 2010

dude im just finishing getting the intro tight, and abotu to embark on the rest of this song, this is epic. those rum pu m pum pum or however one would spell it at the end there were quite epic if i may say so, gave me a goosebump or 2 not gonna lie.

thomas raimondothomas raimondo replied on December 18th, 2010

What an innovation! The song played in a rock format. The musicianship is outstanding. I wish I knew how to save this, if I can, simply for my listening pleasure.

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on December 18th, 2010

Under the supplemental content tab, the track is available for download. There are also a number of different versions there to help you practice the different parts.

thomas raimondothomas raimondo replied on December 18th, 2010

Thank you Chris. Tom Raimondo

stratmusicstratmusic replied on December 18th, 2010

That is just FUN!!! Wow Chris...really impressive stuff!

ben_oben_o replied on December 18th, 2010

this is amazing!!! gotta learn it!!!

kent522kent522 replied on December 18th, 2010

LOVE IT!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on December 18th, 2010

Wow!

bward75bward75 replied on December 18th, 2010

Awesome Chris!!

Nick.KellieNick.Kellie replied on December 17th, 2010

very nice job - you are amazing!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on December 17th, 2010

great collection of styles and some pretty intense vocals

Mr.BlakeMr.Blake replied on December 17th, 2010

loved the intro bit

dj.phillipsdj.phillips replied on December 17th, 2010

Fan-freaking-tastic.

dont fretdont fret replied on December 17th, 2010

That was amazing.Fantastic job.

jboothjbooth replied on December 17th, 2010

That was totally great dude!

roy944roy944 replied on December 17th, 2010

AWESOME CHRIS!!!

Songs with Chris Liepe

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Chris Liepe is an amazingly versatile player and teacher. With a background that includes professional recording and mixing, piano playing and guitar Chris brings a unique perspective to his lessons.



Lesson 1

Carol Of The Bells

Ladies and gentlemen of JamPlay, we are proud to introduce a new instructor by the name of Chris Liepe. Chris has masterfully crafted a wicked rendition of "Carol Of The Bells" for this lesson. Here he...

Length: 25:00 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Chris brings his ingenuity to this lesson on the American folk song called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Also known as "Black Girl" or "In The Pines," this song provides a great opportunity to add...

Length: 26:06 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Lesson 3

Heartbreak Hotel

Chris Liepe teaches both the original version of "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis as well as his own improvised version.

Length: 65:44 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Love Someone

Chris Liepe brings forward this monster lesson on his original song entitled "Love Someone."

Length: 73:18 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Inside Out

Chris Liepe teaches the EVE 6 song "Inside Out." Here, Chris demonstrates every aspect of the song.

Length: 93:59 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

At Least We're Dreaming

Chris presents an explosive and extensive lesson on the EVE 6 song entitled "At Least We're Dreaming." Here Chris covers the main guitar parts as well as the additional overdubs. Also included is an acoustic...

Length: 54:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Here's To The Night

Chris Liepe breaks down "Here's To The Night" by Eve 6. Here, Chris uses the acoustic guitar to replace the orchestral sequencing featured in the original recording of the song.

Length: 57:06 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

Little Drummer Boy

Imagine the music stylings of Switchfoot, Queen, and Audioslave all wrapped up into a timeless holiday favorite.

Length: 68:28 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Chris Liepe breaks down this classic Judas Priest song.

Length: 61:01 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

Breaking The Law

Chris Liepe teaches a classic Judas Priest song entitled "Breaking The Law." Chris introduces this very catchy song in a way that is perfect for beginners. If it's your favorite song and you already know...

Length: 39:17 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Lesson 11

I Hate Everything About You

Welcome to Chris Liepe's demonstration of "I Hate Everything About You" by Three Days Grace! This is a fantastic beginner song that introduces drop D tuning.

Length: 43:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Long Way Down

Chris Liepe takes an in depth look at the song "Long Way Down" by the Goo Goo Dolls. This song is a great example of how to write simple, powerful, guitar-driven songs like those that were very popular...

Length: 53:14 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Living After Midnight

Chris Liepe demonstrates this fantastic 80's rock song entitled "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest. This song has some great entry level information for anyone who is looking to step up his/her rock...

Length: 34:54 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 14

How You Remind Me

Chris Liepe teaches the classic Nickelback song "How You Remind Me" from their 2001 album entitled Silver Side Up.

Length: 35:58 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 15

1,2,3,4

Chris Liepe teaches this acoustic Plain White T's song simply titled "1,2,3,4". This is a simple song, however it offers a great opportunity to work with a second acoustic player to add layers and character...

Length: 37:03 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 16

Hip To Be Square

Welcome to Chris Liepe's rendition of the song "Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News! Chris utilizes this song to show how playing sax lines on guitar can result in a rockin' guitar solo. Enjoy!

Length: 51:50 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 17

You

The song "You" by the artist Candlebox was released in 1994 and presents some very catchy rhythm parts as well as a wicked guitar solo that will allow a beginner player to get a taste of some intermediate...

Length: 56:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 18

Let it Go - Frozen

Chris Liepe has created a very unique guitar rendition of the song "Let it Go" from the movie Frozen. This offers a great look into the world of adapting guitar like sounds into a song that was never originally...

Length: 47:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Chris Liepe View Full Biography Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.

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