Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar by Dix Bruce. Learn great flatpicking solos on 30 well-known Christmas and Holiday tunes! Downloadable recordings of all the solos at both slow and regular speeds included.

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Most solos use the basic “bass note/strum” of Carter-style technique with melodies integrated into common chord patterns. Others feature “the arpeggio strum,” a beautiful chord melody technique. Along the way you’ll explore transposing solos from one key to another, changing and mixing meter (3/4 to 4/4), soloing in more than one octave, playing a solo with others as a round, and more! 

If you’re interested in crosspicking Christmas songs, be sure to see Dix’s Christmas Crosspicking Solos for Guitar.

Sample pages and audio:

Video Sample #1 “We Three Kings”

Video Sample #2 “Away in a Manger/The First Noel”

Silent Night Sample page

Silent Night audio sample

Download our FREE Christmas Lyrics book for all the songs in Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar. Click here.

Customer feedback:
“I purchased your Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar in early November and was able to master most of the songs by Christmas; although, at slower tempos. We had great fun as a family singing the songs on Christmas and everybody enjoyed the arrangements. Thank you for such a great reference. It allowed me to integrate my guitar playing into the family for the first time. Next year they will be up to tempo.” D.B. (USA)

 Table of Contents:

Silent Night
Away in a Manger
Joy to the World
Jingle Bells
Angels We Have Heard on High
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
The First Nöel
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Deck the Hall
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Here We Come A’Caroling
O Come all Ye Faithful
Hey Ho, Nobody Home
Good King Wenceslas
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Rise Up, Shepherds, and Follow
O Christmas Tree
I Saw Three Ships
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
I Wonder as I Wander
What Child is This?
Up on the Housetop
O Holy Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
The Coventry Carol
Auld Lang Syne

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.