It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Waltz 2

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 3
5

Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz style.  Explore chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, and exercises for soloing.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the lead sheet melody and chords
  • Apply left hand rootless voicings
  • Explore the jazz waltz left hand stride pattern
  • Embellish the right hand with harmony, slides, fills, and turns
  • Master soloing with one scale and 3 essential exercises
Learning Focus
  • Improvisation
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs

Course Lessons

1
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 2 – Lesson 1
12:58

Melody, Chords, Harmonic Functions

2
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 2 – Lesson 2
25:42

Left Hand Rootless Voicings Explained

3
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 2 – Lesson 3
13:42

Right hand embellishments: harmony, slides, pops, fill, turns, rolls

4
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 2 – Lesson 4
22:59

Soloing and connecting scales

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