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Title : how to play "I Believe In Father Christmas" by Greg Lake Part 1 - acoustic guitar lesson
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Greg played a 6 string most of the times he did this live, but both of the recordings he used a 12 string (with the high octave on the bottom E removed) so it's really a single part, just played on a 12 string. I honestly think he also used finger picks on all three fingers, too. Hybrid picking really makes the G jut out like a sore thumb, at least on my guitar. This is a really nice arrangement as well, among the best. I've pretty much seen all of the videos out there of this song, and this is really exceptional and well done.
RIP Greg Lake. He was a marvellous guitar player (love his J200's). Thanks for your wonderful lessons. You are an excellent teacher (speaking as a +35 year professor). You are clear, precise and pace your lessons extremely well.
BTW, the tune in the middle part of the song is Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite Op. 60, suggested to Greg by Keith Emerson (also RIP).
Thank you for sharing his wonderful music. It has helped me grow as a musician. And I hope one day to help spread his legacy in my own small way. I knew some of his music from my youth but you have done so much to help me learn more about Greg Lake and what a truly good person he was.
Absolutely perfect, just how Greg played it. Met him few times, wonderful man who wrote some beautiful acoustic songs. Do you do Cest la Vie by any chance? I can play most of it, just one bit has me stumped. The church in I believe with Ian Anderson is St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street, in the City of London. RIP Greg
I have never actuallly heard this song before. It's very beautiful and I think I will ive it a shot. Not to mention how fitting it is to repost it in light of the death of Greg Lake yesterday. It's as though an era is coming to an end and yet, thankfully, they will live on through their music.
In light of the holiday I might make a request: Jeff Beck's renditiion of "Greensleeves."
I used to know how to play it; learned it years ago when GFPM was still being published but have long sense forgotten it. I will have to do a search for it as well, I remember fragments of it. All the same, thank you for reposting this.
I'm very saddened at the passing of Greg Lake...he was a great artist who wrote a lot of very beautiful music. As Christmas rolls around again this year and people listen to this song, it will be even more poignant than ever. A very sad day...
Here is a great video of the making of Father Christmas, really cool: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhFQGjjGmo4
Another fantastic tutorial thank you very much! Sorry if this is a basic question but as I am just getting into hybrid picking -could you please explain the picking? Is the constant d bass note being plucked by the pick and therefore the g string with the second finger and the e string with the third finger? Thanks again!
This is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I know of that is played during the Christmas season, and you've done an incredible job of playing and teaching it.
But the lyrics to the song are some of the most anti-Christmas pieces of music I know of. You just get sucked in by the beauty of the music, but the words tell a different story.