Winter Wonderland

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    It's X-Mas time!!

    So I decided to choose the classic X-Mas song "Winter Wonderland" (sang by Dean Martin).
    Kristofer Dahl added his vocals to it and a wonderful collaboration was made.

    The song his played in a jazzy swing style, which means that very 1/8 note is shuffled.
    I played the whole Rhythm guitar with my thumb to get this typical warm Jazz sound but the small solo is played with the pick.

    As you see int the structure below the main keys is in C. But in the Besection it modulates to E and G and then back again to C. all chords have some small option like 7tha, 9tha or 6ths to get this jazzy feel.

    The solo is just based on the vocal melody by adding some arpeggios. So nothing special but still sweet. ;-)


    INTRO 0:00-0:11
    | F/G | % | G7b13 | % |


    A SECTION 0:11-0:25
    | CMaj79 C9add9| % | Dm7 G7 | % |
    | Dm7 G7 | Dm7 G7| D79 G7 | C6 F/G |

    A SECTION 0:24-0:40
    | CMaj79 C9add9| % | Dm7 G7 | % |
    | Dm7 G7 | Dm7 G7| D79 Fm6/G | C6 |


    B SECTION 0:40-0:55
    | E9add9 A/B | E9add9 | E9add9 A/B | E9add9 |
    | G D79 | G | A79 D79 | F/G |


    A SECTION 0:55-1:10
    | CMaj79 C9add9| % | Dm7 G7 | % |
    | Dm7 G7 | Dm7 G7| D79 G7 | C6 |


    B SECTION(SOLO) 1:10-1:25
    | E9add9 A/B | E9add9 | E9add9 A/B | E9add9 |
    | G D79 | G | A79 D79 | G7 G7#5 |

    A SECTION 1:25-1:39
    | CMaj79 C9add9| % | Dm7 G7 | % |
    | Dm7 G7 | Dm7 G7| D79 | G7 |

    OUTRO 1:39-2:01
    |C6 | F/G | C6 | F/G |
    ||C6 | F/G | C6 | G7 |
    |C6 |


    Start really slow and increase the tempo step by step until you feel comfortable with it! Specially the swing shuffle is something that needs a bit of practise

    Good luck! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 9, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: PVY JSX CLEAN 1

    This profile is available for purchase here:
    http://www.guidorist.com/en/product-category/kemper-amp-profiles/


    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E

    SWING!!!!

    Tempo: 130 BPM





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