A Fingerstyle Christmas

Happy Traum

Guitar Arrangements to Seven Beloved Songs and Carols.

85-minute video, includes music and tab pdf file
  • Code:DLHAPFC21
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

These seven traditional Christmas songs and carols have been specially arranged so that even an early-intermediate guitarist can play them, but more advanced players will have much to learn as well.

Drawing on his experience as one of America's most popular guitar teachers, Happy Traum has carefully chosen each classic song for its "playability" as well as its timeless beauty. The songs range from fingerpicking versions of old-English carols to a bluesy African American Christmas spiritual. Once mastered, these guitar pieces will become favorites season after season for years to come.

The beauty of this lesson is that you can make each tune as simple or complex as you want to. The easiest of these arrangements will provide wonderful pieces to learn for the holidays coming up, but you can also continue your studies at a more advanced level. Each song will provide important insights into different aspects of the guitar, including fingerstyle technique, harmony lines, moving basses, alternate chord shapes, use of the entire fingerboard, variations on a theme and many other insights to help make you a better guitarist, regardless of what songs you play.

Here's what you'll be playing:

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, What Child Is This? (Greensleeves), Pretty Little Baby, Silent Night, Twas On A Night Like This ("Italian Christmas Carol") and Jingle Bells.


"Homespun is the best....

"Great collection of Christmas songs for guitar. The DVD is clear, upfront, and the close ups of the left and right hand are invaluable. It is like paying for expensive guitar lessons that can be used over and over. What a great product for the Summer months! Learn the songs and be ready for Christmas to entertain friends and relatives. This is a level 2, which means that you should already be familiar with the basic chords. Happy Traum's personality comes across warm and encouraging on DVD. Homespun has built an excellent reputation for excellence." -- Amazon


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