So the story with this goes:
Years ago I tried to teach the melody of this tune to a student who was asking for xmas tunes. I realized after 8 bars or so that I couldn’t “just hear my way through it” because there were too many key changes. It became a quest to learn the thing right.
Years later I started working on a Chet-Atkins style version of the tune, modeled after the Boston Pops Orchestra version (pretty much the original version).
Every November I’d trot it out and work on it. By December 24th I’d “almost” have it.
So this year, I’ve done a full notation (this is a first-draft… probably has some mistakes, but hey it’s free!) of the arrangement. I’m planning on recording it over the next week or so.
It’s pretty challenging. I’m having a hard time getting it smooth!
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