Jingle Bells Rag

Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Level 3
4

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

1
Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 1
29:48

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

2
Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 2
27:02

Chorus 1 with Rag Rolls, Left Hand Variations

3
Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 3
31:19

Bass Crossover Solo

4
Jingle Bells Rag – Lesson 4
53:51

Verse 2, Final Chorus, Outro

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