A New Guitar and a New Video

November 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is a tune I’ve played for many years, and for which I have a couple different arrangements.This arrangement, newly refined this year, is a very conventional chord melody jazz setting that is intended to let the bittersweet nature of the song come through.

The guitar is a recently acquired Eastman T145, recorded acoustically — without going through an amp. The acoustic tone of this guitar is remarkably good. It is made of all solid woods and features a carved spruce top, carved maple back, maple sides and neck with an ebony fingerboard. Eastman guitars are made in China and are a phenomenal value.

The audio was recorded at the same time as the video, but on a separate device to have more control over the sound. The video and audio were then combined.

Here is a link to the music for the arrangement: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Entry filed under: Acoustic, Christmas, classic jazz, Guitar, Holiday Music, Jazz, Music, Smooth Jazz.

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