O Christmas Tree 2

Jonny May
Level 3

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

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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