By Joseph Castle
Classical Guitar Sheet Music
Acoustic Guitar Sheet Music
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Christmas Songs for Classical Guitar by Joseph Castle. For Guitar (Classical). Solos. Christmas. Beginning. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93789).
ISBN 9780871660053. Christmas. 8.75" x 11.75" inches.
Easy classical arrangements of well-known carols transposed to keys suitable for solo guitar. Original harmonizations are retained if possible, but chords are sometimes structured to sound full and complete on the guitar.
Location: from West Warwick, RI
November 30, 2010
Christmas Songs for Classical Guitar
I found perhaps 1/3 of the arrangements enjoyable. There is a tendancy in all the pieces to sacrifice melody to chord progressions and oft times this falls flat; however there are a handful of pieces that work well in this format and are pleasing on winter evenings this time of...
21 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Location: from PA
December 12, 2007
buy something else
These arrangements are done poorly on the whole. The heavy tendency to have a chord change for every melody note makes it almost impossible to play legato, coupled with the fact that the chord changes themselves are awkward. The harmonic progressions are pretty weak as well.
34 of 57 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Francisco, CA
May 21, 2003
I really enjoyed this book. For nearly five dollars, it's a steal. I rated it as "early intermediate", but that might be overshooting a little bit. Most of these pieces are pretty easy, albeit a bit "chordy". A lot of them are a page long (with wide spacing). There are...
22 of 42 people found this review helpful.