Barrios Christmas Carol

Wishing every one a merry start to the yuletide festivities this year. Please enjoy this video from out erstwhile Guitar Editor Rhayn Jooste. This is a traditional Christmas Carol by Agustin Barrios; it is also the alternative version, the one with harmonics. A very Merry Christmas to all. It is available to buy from theRead More…

Christmas Carol Harmony – Part 2

This four step lesson delves into harmonic devices and how to arrange them on the guitar. Hopefully having fleshed out the basic melodic structure from the Christmas Harmonization Part 1, we are now going to furnish it with some structural components such as cadences, transposition and moving bass lines, which will help create an accompaniment.Read More…

Christmas Carol Harmony – Part 1

This six step festive lesson utilises the melody of the Coventry Carol as a vehicle for learning the basics to harmonisation. This piece was originally part of a mystery play which was performed during the Coventry Guild Pageants in the 16th century. Generally it is sung accapella. Due to the period of its inception itRead More…