Fiesta De Navidad

by Mike Wilson

If you're not in a good mood now, you soon will be because this is one happy Christmas song! Heralding back to the '60s, this arrangement takes its cue from the likes of the Beatles, The Kinsmen, The Hollies, and others. It's an upbeat, clap-along song. The verses are in unison but the chorus and bridge are 3-part (SSA). This is optional, of course. You will find rehearsal tracks for parts 2 and 3 as well as a pronunciation guide on our web site. (See details on page 79.)

Right off the top you are introduced to the motif on the electric guitar. That motif reappears in the chorus and the vocal parts emulate and expand on it. Road map-wise you get two verses after the intro and then into the chorus the first time. Then D.S. back to m.5 for verse three. This time there is no repeat and you break right into the chorus the second time. At the end of that chorus, you jump to the coda which is the bridge. The bridge ends big and carries you into the guitar solo supported by "Ooh's" and "Ah's" under the second half. Don't forget, you're clapping along at this point as well. After the guitar solo you are back into two choruses to end the song. The more energy you can give and sustain, the better the presentation will be.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.