Joel B. Christian | Home for Christmas

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Home for Christmas

by Joel B. Christian

Fingerstyle guitar blended with synthesizer to warm up and relax your spirit this holiday season.
Genre: Holiday: Jazz
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1. Winter Wonderland
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2. Coventry Carol
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3. Gesu Bambino
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4. Silent Night
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5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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6. Ding Dong Merrily On High
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7. What Child Is This
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8. Away in a Manger
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9. Coming of the Kingdom
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10. Pleading Savior
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11. Ave Maria
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12. Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
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13. One Quiet Evening
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The album features Joel playing his unique blend of guitar mixed with guitar synthesizer, using a technique he has been
developing since 1992. Solo guitar mixed with guitar synthesizer is Joel's trademark sound. Joel
comments: “in combining live guitar with the sounds modern synthesizers are capable of making, an entirely new
'instrument' can be created with a feel and sonic personality all its own.”

Joel has been a world leader in promoting guitar synthesizer, founding the “MIDI Guitar Homepage” and a MIDI Guitar
internet discussion group which includes some of the top names in the guitar world.

Joel is an experienced guitarist, with 40 years of liturgical/praise experience, playing guitar, upright bass, and more recently, guitar synthesizer. He plays in a variety of styles, from bluegrass flatpicking to strict classical guitar work.

This album is Joel's second CD release. Due to busy family and professional schedules, Joel makes few public performances these days. This CD lets more people hear his interpretive fingerstyle guitar playing.

The recording for this CD was done in Joel's home studio. Joel says: “for this album I wanted a feel like I'm right in
your living room picking guitar; I avoided the heavy compression and signal processing we've become accustomed to in
popular recordings and movie soundtracks.” Two pieces, “Silent Night” and "Away in a Manger" were performed entirely on guitar synthesizer, using a sampled grand piano and choir. These pieces are in the Baritone Guitar register, giving an entirely different musical feel while remaining very guitaristic.

For this recording, Joel plays a Godin Nylon Multiac guitar equipped with the RMC Pickup system. The RMC system feeds data to the synthesizer and audio on 6 separate tracks. Since each string is recorded separately, each string is mixed down as an individual instrument. This creates the wide stereo sound heard on many of the tracks.

Please enjoy "Home for Christmas".


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