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Guitar World's Jimmy Brown and Paul Riario Play Rock Arrangement of "Deck the Halls"

To help folks get into the holiday spirit this year, Guitar World presents Jimmy Brown's rock guitar ensemble arrangement of the classic Christmas/holiday song “Deck the Halls.”

It’s set for three electric guitars, all played with distortion and a bright, hard-rock/metal tone (bridge pickup), and electric bass, preferably played with a pick, punk style. The arrangement also works well with just two guitars, or one guitar and bass.

You can watch a video of Jimmy and another Guitar World favorite, Paul Riario, performing the entire song above.

Jimmy Brown

Over the past 30 years, Jimmy Brown has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music educators, through his work as a transcriber and Senior Music Editor for Guitar World magazine and Lessons Editor for its sister publication, Guitar Player. In addition to these roles, Jimmy is also a busy working musician, performing regularly in the greater New York City area. Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1989. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer.