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Saturday
Dec052015

"Frosty the Snowman" - Allan Reuss-style Chord Melody, with transcription

Here's something to get you in the holiday spirit, "Frosty the Snowman" with a Chord Melody in the style of Allan Reuss. The changes here a quite simple, and the voicings I ended up with are often triads, which just goes to show more extensions is not necessarily better. This tune also has several spots where the melody arpegiates up the chord tones over a single chord, and these were good opportunities to jump the voicings up or down accordingly, just like Allan Reuss would do, rather than hold the same bottom voicing for more than a measure. 

FYI, I've strung my L-5 with Martin Retro Monel strings in the Tony Rice signature gauge (i.e. 13's), but have swapped the high E and B with a 14 and 18, as is my usual. Unlike my usual videos, this was shot with an iphone 6, instead of the internal webcam of my Macbook and a Blue Yeti USB microphone. 

Finally, here's the link to a print-able PDF file: Frosty - PDF

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