Awesome work Gab, loved all three arrangements!
very well done arrangements!
Thanks Sken and Daniel!
Awesome arrangements Gabriel - can't wait to see the student takes!
well done, love the arrangements... Now, which one shall I pick.. ?
amazing arrangements, bravo!!!
Loved the last one for the very very cool sweeps.
This technique really make "simple"songs rock.
Wow great work on arranging these songs! Can't wait to see competitions takes on this one!
WOW Gabriel, excellent job on the arrangements. O Holy Night being my favourite out of the three. Too bad my sweeps are horrible (I could really put a bah humbug on this song LOL) May give Winter Wonderland a shot though if time allows...
Killer arrangements Gabriel ! I'm gonna go for level 7. Do you have any GuitarPro tabs for O' Holy Night ? The one in the top right corner is only for Jingle Bells
Thanks everybody for the nice comments!
and Alexiaden... check the main text of this lessons, there you'll find the gp files.
Thank you Master. I found it, sorry for wasting time
Awesome job man. Great arrangements. Merry Christmas
Great arrangements! Love 'em
Sounds great Gab, Jingle bells rock in this version!
Thanks for the comments and Merry Christmas!!
Amazing! Loved them all!
Kinda lightens up the mood
Wow! I love these arrangements!
Awesome arrangements mate! Merry Christmas!
Thanks friend! Merry Christmas!
Hello GMC! Welcome to this special lesson for The Festive Challenge! I arranged three Christmas songs and each one in a different level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. These lessons are inspired in the original Christmas song but they have my own style and my own melody variations. You’ll find that sometimes the melodies suggested me to compose different arrangements/solos/guitar ideas over the chord progressions. Well, I hope that you enjoy this Christmas gift! I wish you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!
Beginners: Jingle Bells
The beginner’s song is a power metal version inspired by “Jingle Bells”. I adapted the original melodies to a Helloween/Iron Maiden style. It’s a simple melody and I’m sure that you’ll find this very easy to play. We will use techniques as palm muting, alternate picking, bending, vibrato and easy trills. The song is in E major key and the scale used is E minor Aeolian. The tempo is: 115 bpm. DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3.
Intermediate: Winter Wonderland
For the beginners we have a metal arrangement of this song with wonderful melodies. It is called Winter Wonderland and it’s a fantastic Christmas song that I didn’t know before starting this project (thanks Andrew for the suggestion!).
In this song I started with the original melody, then I play a variation and finally I play a cool lick very in the style of John Petrucci over the chorus progression. The techniques used are alternate picking, vibrato, bending & legato. The song is in A major and that the scale that I use. However there is a modulation to C# major in the first part of the chorus. The tempo is 140 BPM. DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4.
Advanced: O’ Holy night
Finally we have a neoclassical metal arrangement of O’ Holy Night for the advanced players. The melody of this Christmas song is so epic. I must say that this one was the most inspiring for me and that why I chose it for the advanced arrangement. The techniques covered in this lesson are alternate picking, sweep picking, legato, bending and vibrato. It has 3 difficult moment that must be isolated if you want to play this piece. I’m talking about the fast alternate picking ascendant lick, the sweep picking mini etude and the fast legato ascendant lick. The song is in G major key and I use G major scale in the solos. The tempo is 120 bpm. DIFFICULTY LEVEL 7.