Holiday Gig Book: Solo Settings for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar
[1112 / MB98674]


By: Robert Ames Date Added: 10/25/2011
I just want to somewhat counteract the 1 star review given by the other reviewer. I am an intermediate guitarist and really enjoy most of the arrangements in here, especially for a beginner looking to improve.

He starts out with a particular relatively simple melody, and then adds harmonies to it, and then chords / more harmonies on top of that. So as a beginning guitarist, you can most likely make it through the first third, then use what you've learned for the second third, and finally struggle through and bring it all together for the last part.

It has a bunch of christmas / holiday standards, they all sound pretty good, and I have to say this was one of my favorite sheet music purchases.

As I've gotten better at the guitar, this book has relatively grown with me, and I've really enjoyed it. I can't speak to its utility as a "gig book" by itself where you're being paid to play (some of the songs are a bit short), but it's a great collection of arrangements, and I would gladly buy it again for $12 if I were to lose my copy.