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Jonny May

Dive into this exciting Christmas challenge where you’ll learn a fun swing version of O Christmas Tree.  We’ll develop the the lead sheet with walking bass, chord shells, blocked chords, and more.

Course Objectives
  • Week 1: Learn the Lead Sheet Melody & Chords
  • Week 2: Develop the left hand with Chord Shells or a Walking Bass
  • Week 3: Swing the melody with single notes or Blocked Chords
  • Week 4: Put the hands together!
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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O Christmas Tree
Enjoyable and easy to grasp
So fun!
Just joined Piano with Jonny last week as an intermediate player. I've been enjoying going to each weekend’s lesson and building on the me lady and chords from lesson to lesson. This is helping me structure my practice when learning a piece on my own.
Excellent!! My confidence is growing!!
I’m very excited and I know this is just the tip of the iceberg!! I finally feel like I’m sounding more than just a n amateur…
Love the learning format
Really enjoyed starting with the most basic of building blocks, then progressively adding complexity. I can actually play a jazzy sounding Christmas tune now, and I’m not quite so reliant on playing exactly what’s written!
Fun and inspiring!
Jonny always inspires me! I loved this Christmas challenge!
Nice arrangements, not too difficult.
I like the graduated levels / arrangements building on each other. I like to play it 3 times through. First the basic beg/inter level, then add the right hand harmony with the shells, then the bass line with RH harmony
Beautiful and fun melody
Excellent explanation, amazing content. Thank you very much professor Jonny May , I enjoyed the course. Thank you.

Course Lessons

O Christmas Tree Challenge – Lesson 2

Left Hand Shells, Walking Bass Line

O Christmas Tree Challenge – Lesson 3

Swinging the Melody, Blocked Chords, Blues Slides

O Christmas Tree Challenge – Lesson 4

Putting the Hands Together

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