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Jonny May

Make it a swingin’ Christmas with O Christmas Tree. We’ll build a swing arrangement from the lead sheet with techniques like walking bass, block chords, & jazz fills, plus learn how to improvise!

Course Objectives
  • Learn a Jazz version of the classic, O Christmas Tree
  • Master the Melody and Chords while adding Swing and Color to this holiday classic
  • Explore adding Chord Shells, Fills, and Arpeggiation
  • Learn a fun Intro, Tag, and Bluesy Soloing techniques
Learning Focus
  • Improvisation
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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So much fun
I have just so much fun playing it. It was so worth my time figuring this out although it was quite a challenge to do so. I love that you present multiple ideas for everything so that everyone can arrange their own version. Also, thank you for providing easier steps for those of us who aren't yet experienced in soloing.

Course Lessons

O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 1

Lead Sheet Melody & Basic Chords, Left Hand Shells

O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 2

Left Hand Walking Bass, Combined Left Hand Approaches, Swinging the Melody

O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 3

Blocked Chords, Slides, Fills, Tremelos

O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 4

Stride Left Hand, Intro 1, 2, & 3; Right Hand Soloing Techniques, Outro

O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 5

Soloing Ideas, Putting the Whole Tune Together

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