Here’s some proof that sometimes songs can be a joy to learn…

And easier than you think…

At least according to Dan Thorpe Acoustic Academy student, Art, who got the Christmas Crackers course the other day:

“Hi Dan, Love this course. When I listened to your medley you played on your promo, I thought Good King Wenceslas was going to be the most difficult, it sounds great yet turned out to be simple to learn.

I have parts 1&2 down pretty good and ready to start part 3.

Great price for the course I couldn’t pass on this one and will be using it for years to come!”

– Art


Thanks to Art for the comment.

Some songs can be deceptive.

Learning songs can be hard, but…

I love it when songs turn out to be easier than expected.

I have played around with the arrangement Art mentioned in a variety of ways for some time.

The nice thing about this arrangement is the fact there is only one fretted bass note every four bars.

That means a big majority of the bass notes are open strings.


At first, that knowledge might not seem like a big deal.

But the thing is when playing fingerstyle arrangements where we let the guitar do the ‘talking’, this can make them easier to play.

Open bass strings mean we can focus on playing the melody and letting it truly shine.


Plus, it means you will have more mental space and brain power freed up to do the fancy embellishments later if you wish.

It’s not just “Good King Wenceslas” that utilises this technique, but all five of the carols inside the course.

Today is the deadline to get this course at the discount price along with the two bonuses.

  • Now, if you want it, check out the URL below
  • Read the page carefully
  • Buy it before the deadline tonight (11.59 pm Pacific time)


Here is the place to find out more:

Christmas Crackers: Play 5 Beautiful Carols, a Stunning ‘Medley’, and Get Exclusive Bonuses


Have a great day and I hope you enjoy the course if you get it.

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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