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Fingerpicking Christmas: 20 Carols Arranged for Solo Guitar in Notes & Tablature Paperback – September 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Series: Fingerpicking
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0634062476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0634062476
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard Corporation has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.

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This is a great book for easy-to-play Christmas favorites.
B. Ross
Like the other Hal Leonard books, the typography is clear and very legible and the format makes it easy to put the whole book on a music stand.
Jay Keller
I would say that the arrangements in this book are surprisingly easy.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K.K.Slider Fan Club on September 16, 2009
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Although the publisher states that this book is for intermediate guitar players, I don't think that's true. I would say that the arrangements in this book are surprisingly easy. Each song is in tab and in standard notation. And all songs are in the key of C. If you have just a few months of fingerpicking experience, you can easily wing through this book. I love Christmas, what better way to celebrate than to fingerpick some classic holiday tunes!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Guitarded on December 12, 2008
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This book was a good purchase for a newbie picker. It is a good music book to have around when you feel like plinking through some Christmas songs. The songs are simple but the arrangements make you sound like a pro. Highly recommended!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael Goh on November 24, 2007
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This is one of the books that I bought to try out the Christmas pieces. I would say that it is one of the better and easier to play books around. Well balanced and enjoyable arrangements.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By rathernotsay on January 14, 2009
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I got this book the day before Christmas eve and used it at our Christmas eve worship service. It had several of our congregations favorites and they were easy to play. It was a good purchase.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B. Ross on April 10, 2007
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This is a great book for easy-to-play Christmas favorites. These tab arrangements make for very nice acoustic solos, and have the chord notations so that you can put together guitar duets as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joe on December 2, 2012
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I'm really enthused about this book, containing 20 traditional, favorite Christmas carols. It gives clear tabs for each song, in most all cases staying at or below the third fret, so it's appropriate even for beginners. The songs are all the traditional ones 100+ years old. If you want one for more contemporary songs like "Rudolph," "Silver Bells," "Here Comes Santa Claus," then get the companion book, FINGERPICKING YULETIDE, with 16 songs. Apparently written by the same author, its songs a little more often have notes above the 3rd fret, but still most of the renditions are quite simple. It's equally excellent. The lyrics are included in both books.

The great thing about using these books is that everyone knows these songs, so you instantly get auditory feedback if you make a mistake. So they're excellent instructional tools.

There is no text in either of these books, except for one introductory page.

I only wish Hal Leonard had identified the author. He/she did a fine job and deserves credit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jack on December 29, 2012
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I love this book. I am a beginner at nearly 40 years of age. I mean I have only been playing about 4 months. The arrangements are challenging enough to help me learn, but no so challenging as to be discouraging. I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 25, 2013
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This is a good book for learning fingerstyle Christmas songs. Yes, most are in the key of C or A minor, a few in G, but overall good solid arrangements. They are fairly easy and accessible to the beginner and intermediate. I have found that once you learn the basic arrangement and have good timimg and tone you can easily start embelishing and make them more interesting. I usually use a capo and play them in different keys that way. A few of them actually sound much better at capo 4 or 6. Overall I think this is a good book to get started on a Christmas set. Then try some Mark Hanson to take it up a notch or two.
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