Josh Turner GuitarDate of publication
Title : The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
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Fantastic performance and arrangement. I loved it. My most loved and cherished Christmas song of all time. Been trying to learn it for 50 years. After hearing this I think I burn my guitar! Thank you! so much. I'm kidding of course about burning my ax, just wish I have just a little of your talent and all 10 of your smoking fingers. Not to mention a ear for beautiful harmonization. Nailed it
Geeezh.....You have a gift. You didn’t earn the gift; it was bestowed at birth, but you are tending to it and cultivating it superbly. Thank you for being a good steward of that which was handed to you in the instant of your first breath. (I think you already know all of this, but I want to thank you just the same.)
Have long run out of words to express what your music means to us. It reaches right down to that place inside that resonates long after the last note has faded. Thanks a ton for sharing your talent. Two questions: 1) have you and Larkin ever done this as a duet, and 2) do you have any plans for performing anywhere in Michigan? All the best ~ Mark & Karen
You have to be reading the music as written before you started transcribing it to the guitar. Your arrangement is so close to having all the harmonic complexity of the piano score... 99.99% .. plus, I love the guitar and the richness that you add to the arrangement.
Hey Josh, we use Elixir Nanowebs and they virtually eliminate the squeaking. I think you lose a little volume with them so in a live jam situation sometimes we'll switch back to uncoated, but if you're mic'd up it's usually not a problem. Love your videos! Didn't even notice the squeaking until I scrolled down and started reading the comments...
I probably should have kept my mouth shut...because most listeners probably don't even notice it. Here's a mega-commercial hit where finger-squeaking is noticeable: "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers. If you go to this version ==>(watch?v=-xzDhLvhgQw), you can hear it. Clearly, it didn't stop this tune from rocketing upwards.
Seems to me that good artists are always self-critical in order to improve on their work. But it is very enjoyable and relaxing for Christmas time. Also enjoyed the expressions on your face as you played...can tell you enjoy the performance as much as your audience and you seem to give your best on every one of them. God has blessed you with talent.