It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Waltz 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
5

Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz piano style.  We’ll cover chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, 3 exercises for soloing.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the lead sheet melody and chords
  • Transform chords into jazz chord shells
  • Explore the jazz waltz left hand stride pattern
  • Embellish the right hand with 3/7 harmony, slides, fills, and turns
  • Master soloing with one scale and 3 essential exercises
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs

Course Lessons

1
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 1 – Lesson 1
09:40

Lead sheet melody and chords

3
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 1 – Lesson 3
13:25

Right hand embellishments – 3/7 harmony, slides, fills, turns

4
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 1 – Lesson 4
11:07

Soloing, the Gospel Scale, 3 exercises

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