WEEK 1: Ho Ho Ho! 🎄

Welcome to the Main Thread for the first week of the Happy Holiday Challenge! 🎄 This is the place for the first week of submissions! 🥨


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  • Villancico de Navidad (update)

    I was able to sneak in about 30 minutes of practice on this, so here's where it's at now. Still trying to get it under my fingers, but it's slowly improving.

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    • Eric Phillips getting really nice Eric. I have not begun the minor part yet, the 2 voices talk is so sweet....

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel Thank you, Nora. Yes, I love the interplay of the voices in the minor section. That is still the section I have worked on the least so far.

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    • Eric Phillips Great job as always Eric.  Especially like the harmonics.  You tone is beautiful!

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    • Paul Kennedy Thanks again, Paul. I like the harmonics, but I need to work on their execution.

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  • Great selections by all.  I am working on a Carol from the USA; it is an Appalachian Christmas Carol called "Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head" (arranged by Allan Alexander). 

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      Paul Kennedy beautiful!

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  • So, here is my first attempt at posting a video (man, this is hard, but I'll get the hang of it).  This is from my country, the United States; an Appalachian Christmas Carol "Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head", arranged by Allan Alexander

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    • Paul Kennedy Very nice, Paul. I had never heard this before. I love the harmonies in it!

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    • Paul Kennedy What a beautiful song.  I love the pensive quality, maybe just a tiny bit melancholy. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Paul Kennedy Thank you so much!! So good to see you perform in this challenge, and what a beautiful carol, it works so well on the guitar!

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    • Paul Kennedy very nice your music Paul and very nice played. I did not know this piece. Thanks for sharing!

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
      • Piano and classical guitar
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      Paul Kennedy Sounds wonderful!  I've heard this before but not for guitar and seems like a great arrangement.  Thanks for posting.

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    • Paul Kennedy beautiful carol, very nice arrangement and good performance. 

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      • Barney
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      Paul Kennedy This was beautiful Paul!  I like the tune and the way brought out it's melody on the guitar.  Great job!!  Look forward to seeing more of your playing.  thanks for sharing it!

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    • ivan paolonull
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    The Wiz By Roland Dyens

     

    As usual I'm starting with little chunk of the piece; here are the first two bars

    and I try to bring out the armonics at XXIV and XXII and XXI frets...

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    • ivan paolo Those are challenging harmonics to make sound clearly. Good practice, as always, Ivan.

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    • ivan paolo That's got to be so hard!  So do you have to guesstimate where those frets would be?

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      ivan paolo Bravo. nice job on the harmonics! I used to mark the spots with a pen when I have challenging harmonics in a piece!

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    • ivan paolo guauu Paolo, I had neither played nor heard those armonics that you are playing. I played when I was young a piece called "Little music box" (Caja de música) with armonics in frets : XII-XVII may be) but I had never gone higher let's say.

      In this very short part that you play...I can smell that I will love this piece...I had never heard it. Looking forward to your advances and playing ! thanks for sharing

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      • ivan paolonull
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      Elizabeth Uyehara 

      Ciao, it is not a question of guessing but of imagining the continuation of the keyboard up to the 24th fret ... and then positioning the fingers and producing the harmonic. It's less difficult than it seems.

      You can try for yourself

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  • Practicing Greensleeves.  Check out my dog's ears.  She's definitely listening and wiggling her ears! 😀

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    • Elizabeth Uyehara Good work, Elizabeth. Love your dog! 🐕

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    • Elizabeth Uyehara Great job Elizabeth,  yes your dog really seems to be enjoying the soothing tones as well!

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      Elizabeth Uyehara Haha, that's so cute 🐶 The piece starts to flow, so good! 

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    • Elizabeth Uyehara Good job Elizabeth ....and your cute company enjoys a lot also!

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