Play Holiday Songs on the Guitar!

This timeless, highly useful instructional guitar course offers players of varying skill levels, from beginner-intermediate to advanced, an assortment of appealing ways to play eight classic holiday songs on acoustic guitar in a traditional folk style. Songs include “Silent Night,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “Deck the Hall,” “Jingle Bells,” “The First Noël,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Auld Lang Syne.” Using a capo to faciliate finger-friendly open chord shapes anywhere on the fretboard, Guitar World Senior Music Editor Jimmy Brown presents a range of options for ways to play each song in several different keys with alternate sets of chord shapes, either as strummed or fingerpicked accompaniment behind a vocalist, solo instrumental chord/melody-style arrangements, and, in some cases, instrumental duets, with one guitar playing the melody as single notes while the other provides the backing chords. The package also includes a bonus lesson featuring Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort teaching you how to play a cool, self-accompanied three-song instrumental medley comprising “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne,” performed on an overdriven electric guitar in a Jimi Hendrix-inspired psychedelic blues-rock style, using string bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slinky vibratos and whammy-bar dips and dives. Guitar tabs are included on a printable booklet for every chapter, with song lyrics and chord frames included in Jimmy’s eight chapters.