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Christmas Music For Guitar
Not ALL tablature books are created equal! Listed below are a few of CleverJoe's top picks.

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The Best Christmas Guitar Fake Book Ever
The Best Christmas Guitar Fake Book Ever Getting into the holiday spirit and want to expand your Christmas music repertoire? This is definitely one of the better fake books to get, it covers all the Christmas standards, plus some new (old) ones you may not be familiar with. Spiral bound so it won't slip off the music stand, this book is an excellent resource for the musician who just can't remember ALL the Christmas ALL the time!


 

 

 

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Mark Hanson's Fingerstyle Christmas Guitar: 12 Beautiful Songs & Carols for Solo Guitar
This book is great for intermediate & advanced players. The arrangements are different than other books for fingerplayers & it comes with a great CD to help. This book has plenty to keep you busy for the holidays and lots to learn in new tunings and standard tunings. Great!


 

 

cover Fingerstyle Guitar Christmas
A great collection of fingerpicking seasonal music. Grab your nylon guitar and cosy on up to the fireplace. CleverJoe thinks it's fingerpickin' good.


 

 

cover An Open Tunings Christmas for Guitar Book/Cd Set
A mix of well known and a lesser Christmas flavored songs, available in a range of different tunings. This is a great choice for beginning students as well as intermediate players who aren't quite so intermediate yet. The CD package adds value to the bargain price.


 

 

cover Christmas Songs for Beginning Guitar
(Acoustic Guitar's Private Lessons)
Traditional, easy-to-play holiday classics. Good for the advanced beginner guitar student. Builds on a 'part one' book, but if you already know how to play a few chords, this book stands on its own as a decent Christmas guitar songbook.


 

 

cover The Ultimate Guitar Christmas Fake Book
by Hal Leonard
This is comprehensive collection of Christmas classics, including fake book arrangements of well over 200 Christmas songs. Three thumbs up from CleverJoe.



 

 

Ultimate Christmas Ultimate Christmas: 100 Seasonal Favorites

Excellent arrangements at about the intermediate level, with the perfect mix of what you could call "traditional" in Christmas/Holiday music. One of the very best in print. Big, crazy thumbs up from CleverJoe.
Click here for a full listing of all 100 songs included in this book.


TIP: The "Ultimate" series from Hal Leonard has always been a comprehensive, top-notch collection. There are, for example, other collections in the series called:
Ultimate Christmas Fake Book,
Ultimate Pop Rock Fake Book,
Ultimate Jazz.


 

Wonderful Music Of Christmas Wonderful Music of Christmas

Good collection of arrangements, most are in easier keys that beginners will find workable. A few challenging arrangements are also included. Guitar notation is in either fingering charts or chord names. A few unusual, but tasty numbers can be found in this huge collection, including Brian Wilson's "Little Saint Nick" and a simplified instrumental of the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker. Big thumbs up.

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The Best in Christmas Sheet Music The Best in Christmas Sheet Music

All the Christmas music standards. Only Warner Bros. can come up with a collection like this - the best Christmas songs ever, all in one clever book. Includes classical songs like "Gesu Bambino" as well as modern tunes like "Sleigh Ride". Arranged for piano/vocals/chords and includes chord symbols. Not for the absolute beginner, but you don't need to be a pro to learn the pieces either. Good book - recommended.

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The 6 Chord Songbook : Christmas Songs & Carols

Recently picked up the guitar? This book will help get you playing and enjoying those great traditional christmas carols with the whole family. Not for the absolute beginner, but a good starter that's not too complicated for beginners.




 

Christmas Favorites Easy Guitar

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Deck the Halls * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree * Silent Night * Winter Wonderland * There's No Christmas Like a Home Christmas and more.



 

cover The Definitive Christmas Collection : Piano, Vocal, Guitar

A great big selection (over 100!) of music for the holidays. Musicians will be very happy with the no-frustrating spiral binding. Pop oriented songs, including Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks, George Michael, Percy Faith. Skill level is generally moderate. Guitar chord fingerings are offered, but some songs have just the chord names.


 

 

cover The Christmas Guitar Book

A decent collection of fifteen traditional and popular Christmas songs. Skill level is easy. Suggested accompaniment patterns have been included so that the pieces may be played as duets, arrangements can be played with a pick or fingerstyle. Includes Deck the Halls * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * The Little Drummer Boy * Silent Night * Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer * What Child Is This.


 


 

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