O Little Town of Bethlehem WITH TAB

Happy Holidays everyone! Almost 20 years ago I started this arrangement of 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and this year I found the sheet music I had started back then, and decided to finish it. Please enjoy this original arrangement. Here's the PDF of the music: Click to download Please add 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' by Ken Chapple to your Christmas playlist on Spotify or Apple Music. Stream on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/3A6J3XHAJK5MhATx2ljlr3?si=eA0INlBNS1Cw6ODSDNsOMg Stream on Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/o-little-town-of-bethlehem-single/1546152453  

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Ojos Brujos

It seems like a lifetime ago I was studying classical guitar, before songwriting and flatpicking overtook my time for music. I haven't owned a classical guitar in over 10 years until recently, when I purchased this cool little guitar from Assabet Strings in Asheville. Since my latest bluegrass record is in the can { listen here: https://kenchapple.com/SOL } I have been plucking on the parler guitar, and working with my fingers again! It's a challenge but I love making this music sing. I've been digging though old repertoire of Bach Villa Lobos and Brouwer and was reminded about this piece,…

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Who is Corita?

Corita is a song on the new album Shades of Life that you can order today! Corita is a song I wrote for my daughter Cora, who is a smart, fiercely independent little boo. She got the nickname Corita from the ladies at her Spanish immersion daycare "Casa De Bambini" and the name stuck with her. The song is about a dad who misses his little girl as she's traveling all over doing her own thing. Here’s the link to select a pre-order package: kenchapple.com/SOL Thanks, Ken    

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Ken Talks About “Willie Nelson”

Willie Nelson is a song on the new album Shades of Life that you can order today! Tell you about Willie Nelson? My song "Willie Nelson" isn't really about Willie Nelson. It's about two separate adventures from the east coast, to Portland Oregon. Michelle (my future wife) and I didn't know each other then, but we moved out West at around the same time in the early 2000's and both of our trips had a connection to Willie. Since this song has a special meaning around Michelle and I, I asked her to help me on vocal duties on this…

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New Album! “Shades Of Life”

  Hey Everybody! We've been working on this record for almost 3 years and we're super excited to share it with you. "Shades Of Life" just came back from the mastering studio last week and we're very happy with how it turned out. We've already pushed out a single of the first track, "Beautiful Day" to some bluegrass radio DJs, so keep your ears open! We're opening up per-release orders from now until September 28th. I want to get this music out ASAP, so everyone who orders will receive an immediate download of the record! Yay! If you choose a…

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Developing A Powerful G-Run

Hey all! I had a student request a video of some bluegrass rhythm stuff we went over in a lesson last week, so I thought I'd share it with my readers. The goal of this video is to give you some tips to improve your bluegrass rhythm playing by employing a rest stroke. This technique will give you great tone, and economy of motion, so once you "have it" with your right hand, you'll be able to play these exercises at great speed. Click here to download your free PDF that contains some exercises that are demonstrated in the video…

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Crossing The Black *OFFICIAL RELEASE*

Crossing The Black *OFFICIAL RELEASE*

It's Here, We're There! It's been just over 2 weeks since we moved into our new house in Asheville, NC. It's been amazing so far! I've already met some amazing musicians and I don't imagine that it will be long before I have a band together with which play this material. In the meantime, you can get yourself familiar with the recordings because as of today, September 18th, Crossing The Black is OFFICIALLY RELEASED. This means you can now buy the music on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and at the CD Baby store. I encourage you to review the CD! For…

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