Christmas Crosspicking Solos for Guitar by Dix Bruce. 31 arrangements of the most popular and best-loved traditional Christmas songs for crosspicking guitar. Chords, melodies (in tablature and standard notation) and lyrics are presented, as well as extensive instruction in the crosspicking style.
Book with downloadable audio – $22.98
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Crosspicking is a beautiful technique used on guitar and mandolin where a melody note is played and then accompanied by two chord tones on nearby strings. Crosspicking is said to mimic the roll of a five-string banjo. Click here to see the video of Dix Bruce explaining the cross picking technique.
Recordings of every song at both slow and regular speeds are included on the downloadable play-along audio. Additional downloads are included for free. Special projects include: a crosspicking duet, a solo in two keys with a modulation, transposing songs & solos to different keys, changing meter from 3/4 to 4/4 and 4/4 to 3/4, and exploration of different crosspicking patterns.
Table of Contents:
The First Noel
Away in a Manger
Deck the Hall
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
O Christmas Tree
I Saw Three Ships
Good King Wenceslas
The Friendly Beasts
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Angels We Have Heard on High
We Three Kings of Orient Are (Dm 3/4)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Whence Comes This Rush of Wings
We Three Kings of Orient Are (Em 4/4)
Silent Night (3-1-2 Pattern)
Angles We Have Heard on High (Duet)
What Child is This?
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
O Come all Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
The Coventry Carol
Still, Still, Still
Auld Lang Syne
Joy to the World (In Two Keys: G and C)
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Hey Ho, Nobody Home
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (3-1-2 Pattern)
Click here to see a short video on the C major scale on Guitar. Scales are the basic element from which most melodies are derived. If you want to play melodies on the guitar it makes sense to know how scales are constructed and how to play them. This video will get you started with a simple C scale.