Charlie Byrd's
Christmas Guitar Solos

  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • The Holly And The Ivy
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • Deck The Halls
  • What Child Is This?
  • Lully Lullay
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)

Entertain your friends and family this Christmas Season with beautiful arrangements of the world's most popular Christmas Carols, stylishly interpreted for the fingerstyle guitar.

Charlie Byrd's personal transcriptions from his CD The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album (Concord Concerto), each guitar solo is transcribed note-for-note as recorded, with Charlie's own detailed fingerings. Includes both standard notation and TAB.

A year-round best seller - there's a great deal to learn from Christmas Guitar Solos. Since each arrangement features up to five variations, you'll see the many ways you can embellish and accompany a melody in a fingerstyle solo. Illustrated are such devices as artificial harmonics in the melody, counterpoint, melody in the bass, reharmonization, and key modulations. Applying these devices can add interest to your own arrangements. Very highly recommended!

Guitar Player called it "One of the tastiest holiday books available." Read the Guitar Player Magazine review.

Music/Tab BOOK: $21.95  

***Audio Tape Cassette: $8.95  

CD: $12.95  

Music/Tab BOOK & Audio Tape Set: $27.95  

Music/Tab BOOK & CD Set: $31.95  

The Charlie Byrd
Christmas Album

This beautiful CD features the nine carols from the book listed above, plus nine additional tracks! Read the Guitar Player Magazine review.

  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Coventry Carol***
  • Deck The Halls
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • Good King Wenceslas***
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • In The Bleak Mid-Winter
  • Lully Lullay
  • Mistletoe and Holly
  • O Christmas Tree
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Silent Night***
  • The Christmas Song
  • The First Noel***
  • The Holly And The Ivy
  • What Child Is This?
  • White Christmas

CD: $12.95  

Audio Tape Cassette: $8.95  
*** NOTE: CD Bonus Tracks—not included on the Cassette Tape.
Music/TAB available for many of the tracks—see above!

The Reviews

The Book
Classical/jazz master Charlie Byrd has recorded the delightful Charlie Byrd Christmas AIbum. Many of those same fine fingerstyle arrangements are available in Charlie Byrd's Christmas Guitar Solos. Expertly arranged, the songs feature many nice touches, including rich harmonies, moving lines, harmonics, and the use of modulation. Highlights include "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Deck The Halls,"What Child Is This," "Hark The Herald Angels Sing," and "O Christmas Tree." In general, the pieces are of intermediate difficulty and are written in standard notation and easy-to-read tab. One of the tastiest holiday books available, Christmas Guitar Solo can be ordered from Guitarist's Forum, Box 1704, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150.

– Jim Ferguson, Guitar Player Magazine

The CD
The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album features the nylon-string expert on 18 beautifully played arrangements sure to warm the heart of the sourest Scrooge. Byrd's arrangements are filled with clever variations. Traditional selections as well as more modern ones are included, and Byrd employs many interesting compositional devices such as theme and variation, and counterpoint. Guitarist's Forum publishes note-for-note transcriptions of the album.

– Dan Forte, Guitar Player Magazine

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