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Instructor
Jonny May
Challenge
Beginner
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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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It was challenging and fun
I really enjoyed learning everything that was apart of this challenge.
Invigorating
I loved playing O Christmas Tree. Playing the shells, walking baseline and blocked chords made me feel like a jazz pro and really boosted my Christmas spirit.
A gorgeous version as usual!
Love this step by step approach and to learn this arrangement in this particular style!
O Christmas Tree
Fun and creative. Easy to grasp
O Christmas Tree
Enjoyable and easy to grasp

Course Lessons

2
O Christmas Tree Challenge – Lesson 2
09:31

Left Hand Shells, Walking Bass Line

3
O Christmas Tree Challenge – Lesson 3
09:38

Swinging the Melody, Blocked Chords, Blues Slides

4
O Christmas Tree Challenge – Lesson 4
10:44

Putting the Hands Together

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

It was challenging and fun
I really enjoyed learning everything that was apart of this challenge.
Invigorating
I loved playing O Christmas Tree. Playing the shells, walking baseline and blocked chords made me feel like a jazz pro and really boosted my Christmas spirit.
A gorgeous version as usual!
Love this step by step approach and to learn this arrangement in this particular style!
O Christmas Tree
Fun and creative. Easy to grasp
O Christmas Tree
Enjoyable and easy to grasp
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