This is one of my favorite melodies of all-time, ever. I wish I had written it. It’s an old English folk song that was turned into a Christmas song. This arrangement is based on the one found in my first volume of easy arrangements.
Side note….I live in Michigan and I think my dream of playing golf one more time in 2019 has been crushed.
Over the last couple of years I composed 12 laments for guitar. I recorded them this past summer…
You can listen to them by clicking on the album cover above. The score/tab is available for free at my website.
Side note…last week we got 18 inches of snow where I live in Michigan. That alone makes me want to compose laments. There are still leaves on the trees!! To make matters worse, Facebook reminded me that I had played golf on this day two years ago. I am just hoping to play one more round of golf before 2019 is over. Chances are slim…
I’ve always loved the sound of reversing the sound of the guitar. It has a strong attack and a rather quick decay. When that is reversed it has a certain emotional quality that appeals to me. For this one, I wrote the melody first, rewrote it backwards, played that version and then reversed the audio. It was quite the process.
Etude 1. This performance is a big hot mess but at least it gives you an idea of what it should sound like. I am currently composing 10 etudes. The main reason I am composing these is to help me to become a better guitarist. I am currently working on the 7th and this one (etude 1) is by far the hardest.