The First Christmas Gig

Andy Clark, Paul Clark

  • Grade: 2
  • Year: 1996

The arrangements in the “gig” series are geared for players with little combo playing experience.

The Keyboard & C Instrument Book is divided into 3 lines. The top stave is the C instrument part for flute, vibes, lead guitar, or other C instruments. The bottom 2 staves are the keyboard part (fully written out). The left-hand part for keyboard is exactly the same as the bass part. If you have a good bass player, don’t play this line. On the other hand, if your bass player is weak or nonexistent, then play the left hand very prominently.

All the rhythm section parts are written out and should be considered as guides for the players. Parts can be played as written, however, as players gain experience and confidence, they can be encouraged to experiment and play in a more “true combo” style.

Because these books are written to be performed by a wide range of instruments, the parts can’t always be written in the best octave for all instruments. Players are encouraged to experiment in playing any section up or down an octave if what is written doesn’t sound of feel right for their particular instrument as written. This will be particularly true for the tenor sax and trombone players.

The recorded accompaniment serves as a guide to the correct style and tempo for each tune. Younger or inexperienced players can learn much by hearing these arrangements performed correctly by the accomplished players on these recordings. Full performance recordings make up the first half of the “album,” followed by play-along tracks of each tune.

A digital download of the recordings is available for purchase below.

CONTENTS: * Angels We Have Heard On High * Funky Ol’ Saint Nick * O Little Town Of Bethlehem * What Child Is This? * Joy To The World * Away In A Manger * Go Tell It On The Mountain * Silent Night * Up On The House Top * Deck The Halls * We Wish You A Merry Christmas * Jingle Bells *

Deck The Halls
Up On The House Top
Silent Night
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Jingle Bells
Away In A Manger
Funky Ol’ Saint Nick
Joy To The World
What Child Is This?
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Angels We Have Heard On High
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Product SKU Price Quantity
Eb instruments book 038-2757-20 $13.95
Bb instruments book 038-2757-24 $13.95
Bass Clef instruments book 038-2757-33 $13.95
Keyboards/C instruments book 038-2757-43 $19.95
Bass and Drums book 038-2757-44 $19.95
MP3 Download_All CD Tracks 038-2757-88 $9.95
Extra CD 038-2757-99 $9.95
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