May 15, 2019 by Klaus Crow
Everybody wants to hear a good old fashioned christmas tune during the holiday season.
So to entertain your family and friends or impress your audience you got to prepare, study hard and learn from the best.
Besides that, you might want to listen to some decent christmas music yourself from time to time.
We all know the famous christmas songs we hear everyday on the radio, but guitar players need quality input to improve, to be fueled, to be inspired, to fall in love with and stay ambitious.
Listening to christmas guitar albums makes you understand how melodies and rhythm work in different ways.
It shows you how every guitar player has his own unique way of phrasing.
There is so much to learn from just by listening to records.
Listen to the records and hear how guitar players make use of scales, patterns, triads, arpeggios, intervals in the most creative ways.
Listen to the feel, dynamics, timing, tempo, techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, tapping, etc.
When you’ve listened close enough to the lead guitar and rhythm guitar parts start listening to the bass guitar, the piano, the drums and other instruments.
Concentrate your ears on one instrument at a time throughout the whole song. You will learn to start listening differently with your musical ear.
It’s important for a guitar player to listen to every instrument on the track and how it relates to the guitar.
Be inspired by all those different sounds and colors. Absorb everything, be influenced and reflect it on your own playing.
Here are 4 Brilliant Christmas Guitar Albums worth listening, enjoying and studying:
Merry Christmas to all!
1 Six-String Santa – Joe Pass
2 Merry Axemas Part I
3 Winter Nights – Al Di Meola
4 The Christmas Guitar – John David
I appreciate your comments. Let me know your favorite christmas guitar album.