Ahhh! This so beautiful and the contrast between the soft and the intense part makes it completely breathtaking. This reminds me very much of one of my all-time-favorite instrumental album "Scenes" with Marty Friedman. Merry Christmas everybody!!
Cool another Christmas song! Nice hat!
That was so epic, very beautiful Marcus!!
Epic Beyond Belief!!
That´s so beautifull!!! Excellent Marcus!
O holy crap that was awesome!! Freakin sweet as always!
Wow. You make even a Christmas song epic!
That was fantastic! I love the hat too!
Wow, I hadn't realized that everyone else used the word "epic" too. Oh well, it fits!
Now wheres my guitar? I have to learn this immediately.
Only Marcus could pack this kind of flavor into a Christmas song.
only if we could download backing tracks then i could play over it and record it
Great Job Marcus.
Exellent backing track.
woa totally epic
Absolutely beatiful. My mom was in the room when I watched this and now I have to learn it by tommorow night. Not that that's a problem at all
Like how you made your guitar so festive btw.
Simple.. Yet sooo effective :-).
I especially liked the muting part!
you took a christmas song and made it epic. grats to you!
Love the non-heavy songs turned heavy; but totally classic. Awesome job!
Amazing Job ! I had a feeling you would go
Nice ! And Merry Christmas to all !
Fantastic!! really good stuff
thats soo funny. the first word that came to my mind was EPIC! before i saw the comments.. and its true.. marcus your amazing.. great job yet again. thanks dude.. im sure i speak for everyone when i say i appreciate the work you do here. keep em comin
Great feeling and tone Marcus
Seriously Marcus. You could have walked naked to the north pole to get your bend and vibrato!
That's just awesome!
Thanks for all these overwhelming comments!
Wonderful! the switch between the soft and the instense part almost made me cry like a baby lol
Great job and merry christmas
I've been waiting quite some time for another lesson with you - and I can see that I didn't wait in vain.
Excellent work yet again!
er det en ting dere svensker kan, er det å spille gitar;P exellent lesson;)
Little writing mistake there, I ment of course that "I" could have walked naked to the north pole to get your vibrato and bends" =P
Wow, goosebumps when you kicked in with the high bit !
@quebrado - Nej, hvis der er en ting svenskere kan er det at drikke sig fulde i Danmark.
Whoa! And you rate that vibrato "beginner-intermediate"? That'll be hard!! Excellent job Marcus your lessons are always awesome!
Wow great lesson Marcus !!! Such a powerful solo its breathtaking!!
Holy Christmas! That was sensational!
Yeah, excellent lesson Markus, you nail it !!!
love the vibrato too
Amazing job Marcus!!
@ Rom: "almost made me cry like a baby lol"
haha... sorry for laughing, but that comment was just so funny!! lamo
Wonderful!! Very good job Marcus!
whoow, that high note is a very dangerous one ! .. great work Marcus as always
Wow I'm going to have to learn this one by tonight to play for my family. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing! Great feeling! You vibrato is awesome!
That was stunning Marcus! Very tasty indeed.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Man Marcus.The passion and soul you put into your playing is just too good to be true!!!
great feeling Marcus and happy christmas
I had goosebumbs all over this is sooo beautiful. .. thanks, gonna learn this one great job
This is simply amaziing marcus! Excellent job.
Very moving. Music is definately more than just speed. Truly awesome.
Great song Marcus
The teachers here leaves me in awe time after time. Thanks for a great year guys.
that was awesome
Hey Marcus, I recorded this one and sent it to my parents for the Holidays. They loved it. Thanks for the inspiration as always.
Thanks to all of you!
That's great!! I'd love to hear your recording. Can you send it to me, or upload it in the forum?
that was the most beautiful rendition of this song ever recorded, in my humble opinion.
I've never seen or heard any musician play any style of music on any type of instrument with more soul and emotion than you do on a guitar.
You continue to blow me away. Hope you had a happy Christmas and have a great New Year.
Thank you so much, Joel!
Happy new year!
This is so incredible man wow...
You have a very beautiful style. Very clean, but very intense.
I love the way this song builds! Simply amazing.
Thanks Victafor and Retribution
This still gets me.
Simply put, this takes my breath away.
Such a beautiful piece, I hope to get it right some day
You vibrato is simply amazing
Haunting. very cool Marcus.
What type of strings do you use with the strat?
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it!
I use the Elixir Custom Light set (NANOWEB)
nice lesson and great job Marcus!!!
What about the backing music? I would like to buy that cd.
Sorry rockman, there is no CD availabe with this backing. You have to listen to it here at GMC Thanks for the interest though
OMG!! MARCUS I LOVE YOUR TONE!
you awesome man!
Hey Marcus, I saw this when you came out with it in December, and I have seen it a couple of times since then. This IS the most powerful lesson on GMC, hands down. I wish you could feel the pulse of the members heartbeats when they hear/watch this lesson, it absolutely hits you in the heart. ESJ said it almost made him cry... same with me, my heart melted when you kicked the drive on... Let me catch my breath.... Wow!
Or a tie between this and "Soul to the World," omg.
Thank you so much for your kind words Jenkinson! It really appreciate it!
Im back watching this again too! Im going to nail this one read for christmas 2008
That should be more than enough time for you to learn it!
Beautiful lesson and playing. Maybe I should learn this for christmas.
Truly fantastic! I'm gonna practice this one, hopefully I'll be able to play it flawlessly around christmas times
Thank you MasterPamer, and good luck! Let me know if you need any help
That's an epic version! And I especially love your trills!
This version is a LOT better then random singers' versions
Mariah Carey? Hah, we don't need her! We've got Marcus Lavendell!
Also: This lesson really put my vibrato and bends on the edge! Thanks ^^
Thank you Canis!
Hehe... I believe it's the first time anyone compared me with Mariah Carey
Awesome arrangement Marcus !
the big break sent chills down my spine haha VERY AWESOME A+
Hey Marcus, any ideas on how I can make my vibrato sound like that??
Great lesson by the way. (My mum liked it aswell by the way haha, had to mention it).
amazing lesson, thogh i gotta say that giving it a 4 is a bit of an under scoring because of the fast parts and very very intense bending and vibrato
Marcus! is awesome,emotional, etc!you are not a padawan, you not a Jedi; you are a realy master jedi!!!!
Hello I am new to GMC. Studying the tabs it appears that this progression is in A major. Can anyone confirm that? I am curious about what notes Marcus is bending up in sections (3-5) is he bending up to Bb on the 1st bend?
Finnz - A major sounds pretty correct to me - I just had a quick jam over this one.
That first bent note in part 3 is to the A note (not Bb).
Thanks Kris . That makes a lot more sense. just a half step bend