Day 5 of 14 already! Tonight, I bring you my version of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, loosely based in the style of the Beach Boys. Mine has a bit more of a rock’n’roll style to it, but maintains the vocal style and instrumentation of the Beach Boys’ version. This song has the most intricate instrument arrangement with the strings. It was tough to get this one right, but I think the addition of the 12-string electric really put it over the top!
I hope you enjoy tonight’s selection and will come back for Day 6 tomorrow! And, as always, these songs are completely FREE to download! Just click on the down arrow icon to get your copy.
Part 3 of this four part Laptop Sessions extravaganza comes to you with a Christmas song. I’ve always loved the way the Beach Boys did this tune, so I’m doing it in the key they sang it in. Like I’ve mentioned before, Christmas music just makes me excited about this time of year, and this tune always kind of sets that mood for me.
It’s an interesting song because there’s really no pattern. It’s just like one long musical sentence. That makes it pretty difficult to play, but now that I’ve got the hang of it, I’ll be able to play it every year. I hope you enjoy and I hope this helps make your season great, if only in your dreams. 😉