A Fingerstyle Christmas: Guitar Arrangements to Seven Beloved Songs and Carols (1999)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Instrumental Music  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |  
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Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith

Happy Traum is the founder of Homespun Tapes and a noted performer, author, and recording artist. On this instructional guitar video, he offers tips on fingerstyle technique, harmony lines, moving basses, chord shapes, and use of the entire fingerboard. As Traum plays the featured songs, he provides tips for alternative ways to interpret the songs so that more advanced students can play them using more challenging techniques. The featured songs include "What Child is This?," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "Silent Night," and "Jingle Bells." Traum also plays "Pretty Little Baby," "Twas on a Night Like This," and "What Child is This?" (commonly referred to as "Greensleeves").



chords, Christmas, fingerstyle-guitar, harmony [music], music-lessons, musical-instrument, techniques