Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up December 20th, 2019
I have been having a great time lately, finally playing the guitar again. Somehow it was tough to enjoy it with the health issues I was having. Today’s update started with some random pieces of Christmas melodies, and ended what was meant to be a stab at a piece that has flummoxed me for over 35 years, or at least since I started arranging Holiday tunes for solo guitar. You’ll have to stick around till the end to weigh in on it. Last year just before Christmas I found the direction I thought it needed and worked on it for a few days before the inspiration (and season) passed. Luckily I wrote it out before completely forgetting about it and dug it up a couple weeks ago. I had hoped to get to a lesson on it this year but that ship may be sailing as well.
I did manage to get an arrangement and lesson together on Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer recently so part of my Christmas plan was successful. It includes a bit of a brain twister which makes the job of the right hand more challenging than it appears. It also has a bit of a Chet Atkins feel to it.
I also brought out a few gift ideas for guitar players, grabbing a couple vintage accessories that are usually hanging around nearby, but forgot to mention a couple things we have here at TG, the Target Gift Card and audio downloads from the TG store. I often forget that I made an album of Christmas music a little over 30 years ago. Check it out when you can, if it not already part of your seasonal playlist.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!