A few weeks ago, my kids and I decided we were going to work together on an album of music for the holidays, a sequel of sorts to the original “Banjos for Babes” album. Being the holidays, we also thought this might make a good opportunity to give back to those less fortunate than us, so we decided that half of all proceeds from our project would go towards a charitable organization of my kids’ choosing.
And so the “12 Days of Banjo” was born. Our original intent was to have the book of tablature and music out a bit before Christmas, but alas the influenza virus had something else in mind for our family.
We’re all better now, and we figure it’s better late than never. Which is why from now until Jan 1, 2015 we’re making the the 12 Days of Banjo book of tablature and all related audio files available at “pay what you want” pricing.
Here’s what you’ll get:
- A 44-page book (in PDF) of tablature containing 26 arrangements. There are 13 tunes in all, and each tune has the primary arrangement as I played it in the 12 Days of Banjo video series, along with a slightly simplified “Brainjo level 2” version.
- Mp3 audio files of all 26 arrangements, so you’ll know how each should sound before digging in.
- Song List:
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Deck the Halls
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
- Good King Wenceslas
- Hark the Herald
- Jingle Bells
- Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas
- Joy to the World
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful
- Silent Night
- We Three Kings
- Up on a Housetop
- Auld Land Syne
Click the “I’ll Take It!” link below to get it and start downloading immediately. As I said, this is “pay what you want” pricing. Can’t afford to pay anything for it? No problem. It’s our gift to you, and we’re more than happy for you to have it. If you’d like to pay a little something for it, then we’d be delighted with that as well.
As above, we’ll be directing half of our proceeds to those in need. Jules, my daughter and friend to all animals, has chosen to direct her share to the Atlanta Humane Society. Tucker, my son, wants to help give a few folks a warm meal this winter with a donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
To hear what the primary arrangement for each of these sounds like, play through the “12 Days of Banjo” video playlist below: