Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Jingle Bells arranged for guitar

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Explanatory notes

It is hardly needed to present this melody for everyone knows it, I guess. Jingle Bells, although sung mainly by the Christmas time, is not a religious song. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893). I don't know exactly the date it was created but it is recorded that in the year 1857 J. L. Pierpont published it under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh".

Throughout the time the song has departed from its original form and today the chorus melody doesn't sound exactly as the original. This is what one can call the evolution of a song, which is most of the time inevitable and unpredictable.

But what it matters is that people sing it, play it, and enjoy it. And my contribution to it is this guitar arrangement.

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