A Song for Every Holiday
Steve Kaufman has come up with another winner! He has chosen eleven well-known and much-loved songs, each one associated with an important season or holiday.
This lesson was made especially for beginning and early-intermediate level players. Most of the songs are easy enough to play almost immediately, but Steve throws in enough material to challenge you and, with some practicing, bring you to the next level of guitar achievement. More importantly, each piece has specific guitar techniques associated with it, so that learning them will not only increase your repertoire but will add to your knowledge of the fingerboard as well.
Although not usually associated with bluegrass-style guitar, these songs will teach you the licks, chord shapes, cross-picking patterns, melody lines and other techniques that will help you play any bluegrass song. At the same time, you and your listeners will get a kick out of hearing these American holiday standards played in this style.
The songs (and their associated holidays) that you'll be learning on this unique lesson are: Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Valentine's Day); When Irish Eyes are Smiling (St. Patrick's Day); Dayenu (Passover); America the Beautiful (Memorial Day); Battle Hymn of the Republic (Fourth of July); We Gather Together (Thanksgiving); Who Can Retell? (Hannukah); Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Christmas season); Auld Lang Syne (New Year's Eve).