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    With the holidays around the corner, thought it’d be fun to learn some good Christmas/Holiday tunes to get in the spirit of the season. I got the basic melodies down for Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls. What’s your favorite holiday tune to play on the mandolin?

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    Baby It's Cold Outside.

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    Here’s the TAB and words for Jingle Bells, from Paul Hardy’s christmas book (abc version):
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ejdu4gllz3...Bells.pdf?dl=0

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    I've been working on Yura Lytkin's version of Greensleeves (What child is this).

    https://youtu.be/SByC5wm8Cfg

    He posted the tab and notation on the youtube page.

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    White Christmas
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    NFI, try this book.

    https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Car...3673936&sr=8-1
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    There are lots of great books available. Butch Baldasari's Evergreen and Allan Alexander's Christmas music are both great. Both have simple enough tab for beginners and you can add embellishments on your own.

    Jamie

    My personal favorite to play is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (I like the way Dawg jazzed it up on his recording and try to emulate the beat at least. )
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    My pathetic contribution . . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlI-PEhx48

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeZito View Post
    My pathetic contribution . . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqlI-PEhx48


    ‘Pathetic?’ Not sure what you mean there Mike...
    These 30 second vids you’ve done are great!
    I really like your style, sort of bouncy energetic with open double stops.
    Really good. I’m going to have to give it a try in the morning. Thanks.
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