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Bob Evans Xmas tunes w/ tab

PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:58 pm
by Jim Jarrell
Canadian fingerstyle player, Winfield winner and long time CAAS player Bob Evans does some *terrific* Xmas tunes. Alas, he doesn't have a Xmas CD out (yet) but he does play some of the tunes on youtube and at his website. Better yet, he offers free notation/tab for the tunes. See http://www.bobevansguitar.com/transcriptions/ Individual tunes include:

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town". In typical Evans fashion, he puts a different "spin" on this classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUELnLeCBaM

"Silent Night". Here's a *very* doable arrangement for those that, like me, struggle every December trying to play some Xmas tunes. Great and simple arrangement here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgDc1MnunDg

"Take 3". A *killer* arrangement of "Take 5" meets "We 3 Kings". Again, very doable and to say "unique" is an understatement!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkPWdo2SD4I

"Hark, It's Harold's Angels". Another tongue in cheek take on a Xmas standard. Tab for this is on his home page
at http://www.bobevansguitar.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l-GJbOJpmc

Again, tabs for others at http://www.bobevansguitar.com/transcriptions. And while there, check out "The Noodle Kitchen" from his cd "Voice in the Grain". Remarkable arrangement that starts out *so* easy...and at the end is....*so* hard. Amazing. Likewise for "Dune" from same CD. Free tab again at his site and it was in Fingerstyle Guitar magazine a few years ago.

Lastly, nope, I'm not his manager. Just a bud (and fellow Tab Pig http://www.tabpigs.org), long time CAAS attendee and, apologetically, a long time lurker here. Cheers and a Merry to all! Jim Jarrell