Watch the Exercise 9, 10, 11 online guitar lesson by Muriel Anderson from Fingerstyle Essentials

Christmas carols are great vehicles for learning to arrange on the guitar. There are lots of different chord changes and memorable melodies. I started playing with finding these melodies when I first got a guitar at about eight years old. They are still intriguing to me now, although my arrangements are a bit more complex. Hmm, the key of D is nice for many of these, perhaps I’ll think about recording a third Christmas CD, with some Hanukkah and Kwanzaa songs, too.