O Christmas Tree 2

Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Level 3
5

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

Course Lessons

1
O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 1
19:07

Lead Sheet Melody & Basic Chords, Left Hand Shells

2
O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 2
33:03

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

3
O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 3
32:24

Blocked Chords, Slides, Fills, Tremelos

4
O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 4
25:44

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

5
O Christmas Tree 2 – Lesson 5
23:56

Soloing Ideas, Putting the Whole Tune Together

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