Villancico de Navidad (Barrios)

This is the Villancico de Navidad lessons page, a Christmas Carol piece just in time for Christmas! The sixth string E is tuned to D, also known as drop D tuning. The first video is a recording of the piece, followed by the video lessons. There are links to the tabs of this song as well as to the sheet music/tab documents I make of all the pieces. When posting questions/comments, please mention which video your question is about. Enjoy!

Villancico de Navidad Tab

Villancico de Navidad Sheet Music/Tab PDF

Villancico de Navidad Powertab File

VILLANCICO DE NAVIDAD

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

Video 5

Video 6

Hints on Villancico: This is a simple, but very expressive, piece of music. While there are a few tough fingerings, overall it is a very attainable piece for advanced beginners and intermediate players. The hardest part of this song is to make it expressive, which is done in several ways: Add vibrato to the song to make it more expressive. Play in tempo rubato and make the ornaments clear sounding. The ornaments can easily trip up the tempo of the piece, so practice the song without ornaments at first, then add them later. There is a repeated section at the beginning, so follow the video guide below to play the correct order of the videos:

Video 1
Video 2 Ending 1
Video 1 (Without measure 1)
Video 2 Ending 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 5
Video 6

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