Christmas Encyclopedia - Fingerstyle Guitar Edition by Steve Eckels. For Guitar (Fingerpicking). Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Encyclopedia. Christmas. Intermediate. Book. 120 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99881).
ISBN 9780786667345. Christmas. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
The arrangements in this book have been designed for use by the beginner and professional alike. The arrangements consist primarily of the melody, bass and chord symbols so that the professional will be able to easily sight read and embellish them during holiday performances. The beginner will find them straightforward and will be able to learn them quickly. To add variety, many of the songs are presented in two keys or two versions and the pages are laid out to avoid awkward page turns during performance. The contents include all of the well known Christmas favorites plus some lesser known gems In addition to Christmas carols, many of the greatest melodies associated with Christmas have been included. Some of these are: Selections from the Nutcracker; Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Ave Maria; the Pastorale from the Christmas Concerto by Corelli; Pachelbel's Canon and others As a bonus, the book includes ten popular Chanukah songs for Jewish celebrations.