WEEK 2: Let It Snow! ❄

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


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  • What Child Is This? (arr. Niedt) First Take

    Here is an arrangement I found by a guitarist named Douglas Niedt. The music was free on his website (https://douglasniedt.com) and I have also attached it to this post.

    It's in D minor and has some nice harmonic variety in it. I'll continue working on this one for a little bit, but here is a first read-through.

    • Eric Phillips very nice setting. Refreshing sound for this traditional music 

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    • joosje Thank you, Joosje!

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
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      Eric Phillips Nicely done and a great arrangement.  I found the background of the piece and details of the lyrics fascinating as well.

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    • Brett Gilbert I agree. He has a very interesting website.

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    • Eric Phillips EXCELLENT!   (

      Have you heard his arrangement of "Sleigh Ride"?)

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    • Paul Kennedy I have not. I’ll see if I can find it.

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    • Eric Phillips Thanks for sharing the pdf with us.  I like all of the background info and the annotations on the last page.  I'm working on a simple version of Greensleeves.  I'll think I'll try this version next. 

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    • Elizabeth Uyehara Thanks, Elizabeth. I like all the little variations on the harmonies.

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    • Derek
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    I had a busy week last week so didn't find time to post. I'm still working on La Nit de Nadal by Llobet. I have worked my way through it but there are some tricky bits. I'll try to post a video later in the week. My main task though is working on a duet video which is driving me crazy. It's nearly there now. I originally intended to upload it to the general forum as a Christmas card to you all but the Christmas challenge forum is the ideal place so watch this space. 

     

    I've also been looking at some Christmas carols arranged by one of my old guitar teachers. I'll try to perfect them for the end of the week but here are a couple of works in progress - The First Nowell and The Holly and the Ivy

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    • Derek Nice arrangements! I particularly like the counterpoint in the First Nowell.

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    • Derek nice arrangements indeed. Bringing me in  Christmas mood

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
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      • Brett_Gilbert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Derek Thanks for posting the videos.  Very nicely played and interesting arrangements.

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    • Derek Very nice arrangement Derek of Holly and the Ivy.  Sounds great.  I also think you did a nice job on The First Nowell

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    • ivan paolonull
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    • 2 yrs ago
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    The Wiz by Roland Dyens
    Rehearsal of the first phrase and of the variation of the first phrase...

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    • ivan paolo You are so methodical, Ivan. I wish I had your discipline.

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    • ivan paolo your music is always interesting Paolo! these progressions belong also to those armonics you have sent once (I can not find them now!) ? I want to hear the whole piece!!!!! thanks for sharing!

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      • ivan paolonull
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      • 2 yrs ago
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      Nora Torres-Nagel

      Thanks for your kind words. You can find the armonics in the WEEK 1 forum ... See you tomorrow night at the concert ;-)

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    • Derek
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    • 2 yrs ago
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    Martin Mircea Giuseppe Gasparini Gokce Turkmendag 

    (can't seem to add any more people but to everybody else on Tonebase!)

    Happy Holidays, mutlu Noeller ve mutlu yıllar, Frohe Weihnachten, Buon Natal, Joyeaux Noel,vrolijk kerstfeest, feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas

     

    from Gokce and Derek

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    • Derek This is so incredible, Gokce and Derek! I am blown away by the beauty of the music and the video! Were you two together or did you record separately? I'm just speechless! 

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      • martinTeam
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      • martin.3
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Derek wooooow, that was so good!!! I will share this, this is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for that! 🙌 Maybe you can share how this wonderful project came together!

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      • Derek
      • Derek
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      Eric Phillips Thanks you very much Eric. We recorded separately, Gokce is 2000 miles away in Turkey so I recorded the lower part and sent it to Gokce. She then recorded her part and did the audio editing. Then I put the video together. It's been a few weeks of hard work - I think I recorded my part in October and then Gokce sent her part and the audio back sometime in November. I nearly tore my hair out doing it as I'm a bit of a novice on Da Vinci Resolve. I was originally planning to put it in the general forum but when the Christmas Challenge came up I thought it would be great to put it in here

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    • Derek It is just stunning! I would have no clue how to do any of that. Kudos to you for all that hard work. Sit back now and enjoy your laurels! That one should be seen by everyone.

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      • Derek
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Martin Vielen Danke Martin. It's a long story which I'll tell later :-)

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    • Derek and Gokce, sooo nice! Great. Thank you so much for sharing . It was surely worth the efforts, Derek.

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