Reply To: Holiday Classics
I’m a big fan of the Christmas Guitar Ensembles from the H.O.T. series and My Guitar My Band-Christmas by Nathalie Lachance and Luc Levesque.
The HOT book splits kids up into a melody line, harmony, Chords and Bass. All the parts a very attainable by a beginning level ensemble and the chord parts have added finger picking as well.
My Guitar My Band is great because they split the melody line up so each part gets a chance to shine. Students have to listen to each other to make sure they don’t cover the melody line especially when it’s in the bass.