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Christmas Time is Here
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Christmas Time is Here
Mike Pachelli gets your ready for the holidays with his arrangement of “Christmas Time Is Here.” This song was orignally written by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson and released on the album, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, in 1965. It’s one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time. “Christmas Time Is Here” is a jazz waltz in ¾ time, and was written and arranged for piano.

Mike has taken the liberty of changing its original key and incorporating more guitar-friendly voicings. This utilizes the open strings and harmonics. 

Mike plays a Gibson Custom L-5 CT in the lesson.


Mike Pachelli
    Mike Pachelli started playing guitar as a youngster in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. His earliest influence was Wes Montgomery who Mike says, "first opened my ears to the possibilities on guitar." Pachelli studied classical guitar at YSU and then moved to New York City to study bebop with guitar luminaries Joe Pass and Pat Martino. Mike's guitar style is an amalgamation of blues, jazz, rock, and neo-classical. He has a wealth of musical experience gained thru years of night clubs, concert halls, and recording studios. He's performed all over the U.S. and Europe with some of the most eclectic jazz, blues, pop and rock musicians including Brother Jack McDuff, Albert King, Les & Larry Elgart, Michael Sembello, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Jeanne Mas, Phil Keaggy, Frank Stallone (to name a few) and has done classical symphony concerts touring with Ferrante and Teicher.

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"CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE"
Arranged by Mike Pachelli
Written by Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission

Lesson Details
Skill Level:
Advanced
Genres:
Holiday
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