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O Christmas Tree | acoustic
An acoustic guitar lesson on one of my favorite traditional Christmas songs, "O Christmas Tree."
This is a relatively simple arrangement. The melody is so strong, it really doesn't need much. I threw in a cascading lick at the end to try to simulate Christmas bells, that is by far the trickiest part of the arrangement. I spent a ton of time on that actually and I love the sound of it, but if it's too tough, you can just play the ending normally.
Like many of my Christmas arrangements, I tried to keep a lot of strings ringing almost like a harp. I also used a lot of reverb. I think that fits the mood of the piece.
I really loved working on this song. It's been a rough year for me. I've had some health issues that put me out of commission for most of it, so working on such a beautiful piece of music put me in a great space!
I hope you enjoy the video, and that it's early enough you're able to play it in time for Christmas. Cheers
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