Learn Martin Taylor’s Jazz Guitar Arrangements of 10 Beautiful Christmas Carols
Christmas Carols for Guitar, arranged by a master of Chord Melody.
“These ten jazz guitar arrangements of my favourite Christmas carols have been a labour of love that began in 2019. There’s something about the simplicity of the harmony and melody of these tunes that presents a unique challenge to someone used to reaching for the rich chords and melodic twists of jazz standards.
On one level, these Christmas songs are simply perfect performance pieces to play for your family and friends. On another level, as a student you’ll discover my playing laid bare. If you ever wanted to learn how I approach altering the harmony of a song, these Christmas carols for guitar will provide you with great insight into my creative process.” –Dr Martin Taylor MBE
From the delicate, exposed vulnerability of O Come All Ye Faithful to the Blues stylings of Jingle Bells; from the jazz harmonies of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, to the extended creative vamps of We Three Kings, there’s something for everyone in this collection of accessible chord melody arrangements for guitar.
Complete with full notation, tablature, audio and insights into each piece from Martin, you’ll discover a whole new versatile repertoire of Christmas songs, arranged for jazz guitar, along with genuine musical techniques that you can apply to any song you learn.
Learn These Beautiful Christmas Carols for Guitar
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- All Through the Night
- Auld Lang Syne
- Silent Night
- We Three Kings
- Jingle Bells
- Deck the Hall
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Away in a Manger
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
This book comes with a free audio download of Martin playing each of the 10 Christmas songs live from his studio – so it’s like getting a whole album of his virtuoso playing into the bargain.
If you want to discover how a virtuoso guitarist approaches a simple melody and turns it into a wondrous work of art, Martin Taylor’s Christmas Carols for Jazz Guitar is a sneak peek behind the curtain of his genius.
Buy it now.