Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Jazz Ballad 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
8

In this workshop, Jonny will walk you step-by-step on how to play Hark the Herald Angels Sing in a beautiful jazz ballad piano style.

We’ll start with memorizing the lead sheet melody & chords. Then we’ll transform the left hand chords into a beautiful jazz ballad accompaniment. Once we master the left hand, we’ll harmonize the right hand using chord extensions. Then we’ll discover 1 scale we can use to solo over this entire song, along with a pre-composed solo written by Jonny.

To complete the arrangement, we’ll learn a stock intro & outro, and combine all the techniques we learned for a gorgeous Christmas classic!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody & chords
  • Transform the left hand chords into a beautiful jazz ballad accompaniment
  • Embellish the right hand melody with chord extensions
  • Learn a jazz ballad stock intro & outro
  • Discover 1 scale for soloing over this song's chord progression
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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