This is a traditional French carol, arranged so we can review some of our recent lessons on bass lines and Travis style finger picking.
Guitar Song Arrangements
Most guitar players won’t have a full band to play with all the time. Arranging songs for a single guitar so they still sound great opens the door to being a solo performer. We hope you enjoy some of the beautiful song arrangements we’ve published over the years. Check out the easy songs for beginners page for even more.
This lesson is a simple DADGAD arrangement of a very well-known, traditional French Christmas Carol titled Il est né, which translates to He Is Born.
Here is another chord melody arrangement of a Christmas classic that most beginners should be able to get a handle on fairly quickly. As a bonus, it’s arranged so that you can play it either finger style or with a pick.
Not so much a lesson as a nice chord melody arrangement of this beautiful Christmas song, courtesy of Peter. Never too early to get started on your holiday material.
This an intermediate level lesson for those of you who use only a guitar pick and would rather not work on finger-style playing, but would still like to play a complete song arrangement on your instrument.
Guitar Noise welcomes the long-awaited return of Peter Simms to our pages! Peter’s been very busy with performing and teaching this past year but wanted us to know he’s still thinking of the Guitar Noise readers. So much, in fact, that he wrote this song (and the accompanying lesson) just for us!
This is more of a mini-lesson, taking a song you know with fairly easy chords and coming up with an arrangement that will work for the single guitar. And with a simple strumming pattern and the strategic use of a capo, even beginners can have some fun with it.
Our arrangement for this moody piece uses many of the ideas from our O Tannenbaum! lesson. You’ll find yourself having a lot of fun even though you’re supposed to be blue!