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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    • ivan paolonull
    • amateur guitarist
    • ivan_paolo
    • 2 yrs ago
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    Studing The Wiz by Roland Dyens

    Rehearsal of the first and second progression ...

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    • Barney
    • Barney
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I just found this transcription by Kevin Gallagher.  Sorry for the late submission, but wanted to do something for this event.  I always liked the way Josh Grobin sang this song.  This is not fully learned/memorized, so it's sightread.  Hope it's okay for this watch party.

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Barney nice arrangement Barney. It's coming along nicely

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Derek Thanks Derek!

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    • Barney Good to hear from you, Barney. Well done! I looked up Kevin Gallagher and found several of his arrangements. I'll give them a try when I have the chance.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Thanks Eric!  Yeah, it looks like he has some nice arrangements (not virtuoso level) from his Christmas album, that are probably fun to play (and free).  Enjoy!

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    • Barney Very nice Barney! your guitar sounds beautifully. Thanks for sharing...

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Nora Torres-Nagel Thank you Nora!!

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    • Barney So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Elizabeth Uyehara Thanks Elizabeth!!

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  • hello all here is my submission Handel's While shepherds watched their flocks https://youtu.be/REIo2zPuH-c

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  • Silent Night and The First Noel (arr. Gallagher)

    Barney (above) inspired me to check out Kevin Gallagher's arrangements of a few Christmas songs. They are pretty straightforward, but very high quality (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6f4vs2p2ai3y6rs/AACwt2lqEO7wWVpZvDRwsdwEa?dl=0).

    I played his arrangement of Silent night in its entirety, but I only did the first variation of The First Noel (no Second Noel for you! 😁).

      • Barney
      • Barney
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips Nice Eric!  Nice sound and well balanced harmonies.  Sometimes the simple stuff really does the job and communicates the message, like you just did.  Glad to enjoyed them.  I certainly did, thanks!!

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    • Barney Thanks, Barney!

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    • Eric Phillips Thanks so much for sharing the link to Kevin Gallagher’s Christmas carols.  I look forward to playing them!  I really enjoyed your performance!

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    • Marilyn Thank you, Marilyn!

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    • Eric Phillips You make these familiar songs sound so lovely!

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    • Elizabeth Uyehara Thank you, Elizabeth!

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      • Derek
      • Derek
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Eric Phillips great, as always, Eric. I don't know how you have the time to practise all of the pieces you play and do them so well

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    • Derek Thanks, Derek. I have been fortunate to have this entire week (and all of next week) off of work.

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    • Brett Gilbertnull
    • Piano and classical guitar
    • Brett_Gilbert
    • 2 yrs ago
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    I posted an arrangement of Bach's famous chorale prelude BWV 645 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme ("sleepers awake") exactly 2 weeks ago in the piano challenge and my idea had been to do the same piece on guitar and got the David Russell arrangement only to realize it was way too hard for my current level and I didn't have enough time to practice.

    I decided to post at least the first theme as I worked on it all week but it's a tough a piece for me.  It's a lovely arrangement, though, and there are some great performances on yt.  I put a capo on the 1st fret so it matches the same key as the piano version.

    I was so glad to discover tonebase this year and looking forward to another year of learning and sharing with everyone

    🎄Happy Holidays and new year!🎄 

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    • Brett Gilbert it looks difficult really ! for me also. It is great you can play the same piece in two instruments!! thanks for sharing that.

      I am also happy with this group of amateurs musicians, very nice people and to share music with you all is a pleasure. Thanks to Tonebase, a great initiative!

      Feliz Navidad and happy 2022!

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    • Brett Gilbert Really good playing,  Brett! All that counterpoint is very difficult to pull off. Your playing has improved so much and so quickly.

       I’m very grateful to be part of this community as well, to have the opportunity to share our love of the guitar and its music.

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      • Brett Gilbertnull
      • Piano and classical guitar
      • Brett_Gilbert
      • 2 yrs ago
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      Thanks Nora Torres-Nagel , been enjoying your videos as well.  I always learn something from watching more experienced guitarists like you.  The Villancico you are working on sounds lovely. 

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