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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

An easy one, in time for Easter. There are no hard chords in this song. No barre chords. Chord changes are easy, as long as you can do hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides. The only remotely hard parts come in the last two Hallelujahs, and the first measure of the last line, with multiple hammer-ons and pull-offs in each of the three measures. But they are all easy ones. Play them slowly, until you get the hang of playing the strings with the left hand, then speed up gradually.

This song sounds especially good with a crisp, bright sound. Play it close to the bridge, and use your fingernails, or finger picks, if you don't have nails, for a clear, crisp, "classical guitar" sound. This song is in the public domain, though I reserve copy rights to my arrangement and tablature. If you reproduce it, please give me credit.


Lis said...

Nice tips, really helpful especially to guitar beginners like me. For beginners alike, you might want to check out Steve Krenz's video tutorials on how to learn the guitar. It's very, very useful. He use to blog about his tips too, like this blog. You can find his write-ups at Guitar Lessons blog. There is a particular post in there that will be a good start for absolute beginners - Learning the Guitar Takes Perseverance.

Ogdenware said...

I was impressed to find yuour site today and have but one simple request. You say that you have been playing since dirt was new but some of us aren't that skilled. Could you post some of the standards with just the chording and not so heavy on the arpegio? Some of us have fat little fingers and need simple things to play. Thank you.