Holiday Piano – Track 1
Follow this Learning Track to get started with your favorite holiday songs.
Play holiday tunes in the swing genre.
Learn a fun swing arrangement of O Christmas Tree. Discover how to transform the lead sheet with swing techniques like shells, slides, fills, & tremolos, plus learn to improvise over it.
Learn how to create an easy waltz-swing arrangement of Greensleeves. We explore the lead sheet, simple left hand shells, 2 waltz grooves, how to harmonize the right hand, and soloing tricks.
A beautiful jazz rendition of It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, exploring guide tones, turns, & the waltz-swing style.
Play holiday tunes in the blues genre.
Learn a New Orleans Blues Rhumba version of Silent Night with slides, tremolos, rolls, and blues improv. If Dr. John ever got his hands on Silent Night, this is how he might play it!
Play holiday tunes in the Latin genre.
A beautiful Latin Bossa Nova accompaniment for Silent Night. Using chord shells and a root-fifth bass approach, this rendition will have all your friends singing along during the holidays!
Play holiday tunes in the contemporary genre.
Learn Away in a Manger in a gorgeous Contemporary style. Working from a lead sheet, we discuss left hand accompaniment patterns, the right hand arpeggiation technique, and more.
Learn Away In A Manger in a Contemporary Style & how to transform major/minor chords into Sus 2 & Sus 4 chords.
Play holiday tunes in the ragtime genre.
Take the Jingle Bells Rag Challenge, where you'll learn how to develop the lead sheet into a super fun ragtime arrangement. Explore Rag Rolls, the Stride Left Hand, and more.
Learn a super fun Jingle Bells accompaniment that you can sing along with! You'll discover how to play "through-lines" to create a more interesting accompaniment.
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With this structured Holiday Learning Track, you’ll learn your favorite holiday songs and how to apply various styles such as swing, blues, Latin, contemporary, and ragtime to each one.