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Jonny May

Master this flashy ragtime rendition of Jingle Bells, arranged by Disneyland Main Street Pianist Johnny Hodges.  Learn the Christmas “Bell” Introduction, Rag Rolls, Bass Crossover, and more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn every note of the original Johnny Hodges Arrangement
  • Master the flashy introduction, the ragtime left hand, and the “Rag Rolls” technique in the right hand
  • Understand glissandos and ornamentations
  • Explore fast arpeggios, and crossing the hands for the bass solo
Learning Focus
  • Reading
  • Songs

Course Lessons

Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 1

Christmas “Bell” Introduction, Verse 1 with Stride Left Hand and Chromatic Ornaments

Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 2

Chorus 1 with Rag Rolls, Left Hand Variations

Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 3

Bass Crossover Solo

Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 4

Verse 2, Final Chorus, Outro

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