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Flatpicking Guitar MagazineFree Flatpicking Lesson — December 2014Feliz Navidadarranged for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine by Mickey AbrahamDownload PDF | Download mp3
Hello and welcome once again to Flatpicking Guitar Magazine’s free
lesson portion of our monthly newsletter. I’d like to say Happy Holidays
to all you acoustic guitar players out there! This month I feel I have
selected a tune that you will become addicted to playing. “Feliz
Navidad” is a holiday song that many of us love to hear but now you will
love to play it.
“Feliz Navidad” is essentially a three chord
folk song in the key of D. Due to the syncopated/latin groove I strongly
encourage you to spend time with the lesson mp3. Once you get the tune
in your head you will have a much easier time trying to play the rhythms
on the guitar. If you try to count all the beats in the music you may
find it strange. This is one of those situations in which I feel reading
music is more difficult than just playing what you hear. For me, I can
easily “sing” this melody with my fingers, but looking at makes it more
difficult than it actually is.
When it comes to playing chords
for “Feliz Navidad” you will be delightfully surprised to see that the
whole song is four chords. On the A section you will using Em, A7, and
D. When the B section arrives just play a G chord in place of the Em as
the B section chords are G, A7, and D.
I know you will love
jamming on this holiday classical with your friends and family. As
always, if you have any questions or comments on this e-lesson just drop
me a line at [email protected]