Jonny May

Learn this simple, beautiful arrangement of Once Upon a Dream while exploring the building blocks of the Stride-Waltz style, including the rocking techniques, chord sweeping, and more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the melody, chords, and how to play in the Stride Waltz Style
  • Discover 3/4 Stride arrangement techniques
  • Explore how to create an intro and new Melodic Embellishments
  • Use a variety of techniques and learn this fun, bouncy arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs

Course Lessons

Once Upon a Dream – Jazz Waltz 1 – Lesson 1

Lead Sheet Melody & Basic Chords

Once Upon a Dream – Jazz Waltz 1 – Lesson 2

Left Hand Stride Waltz, Right Hand Techniques: Chords, Walkups/Walkdowns, Rocking, Triplet Roll, Sweeping

Once Upon a Dream – Jazz Waltz 1 – Lesson 3

Apply Right Hand Techniques to Melody

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