Holiday Piano – Track 2

Follow this learning track to master your favorite holiday songs.

Section 1

Swing

Play holiday tunes in the swing genre.

1
O Christmas Tree 2

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!

2
Greensleeves (What Child Is This) 2

Jazzify Greensleeves in the spirit of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas Special arrangement.  Learn 2 left hand accompaniments, jazz harmonies, turns, walking bass, & how to improvise a solo.

3
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Waltz 2

Learn how to play It Came Upon a Midnight Clear in a jazz waltz style.  Explore chord shells, right hand harmony, slides, fills, & turns, and exercises for soloing.

Section 2

Blues

Play holiday tunes in the blues genre.

1
Silent Night Rhumba 2

Get ready to learn Silent Night in a fun Blues Rhumba Style with slides, tremolos, and rolls. A Rhumba Intro and Outro are included, along with a valuable toolkit of soloing techniques.

Section 3

Latin

Play holiday tunes in the Latin genre.

1
Silent Night Bossa Accompaniment 2

Create a relaxing atmosphere with this beautiful Bossa Nova accompaniment of the classic Christmas tune Silent Night. With jazzy chord voicings and the Bossa rhythm, you'll never hear it the same way again.

2
Holiday Samba Accompaniment

Learn how to play The Christmas Song as a Latin Samba accompaniment. We explore the Samba rhythm, chord progression, how to jazz-up the chords, and chord reharmonizations.

Section 4

Contemporary

Play holiday tunes in the contemporary genre.

1
Away in a Manger 2

Learn Away in a Manger in a beautiful Contemporary style.  We cover important accompaniment patterns, the right hand Rocking Technique, & melodic embellishments.

2
Away in a Manger

Learn Away In A Manger in a Contemporary Style & how to transform major/minor chords into Sus 2 & Sus 4 chords.

3
Angels We Have Heard On High

Play "Angels We Have Heard on High" as never before with this exuberant contemporary piano arrangement. Using driving rhythms & interesting left hand patterns, this song will uplift anyone.

Section 5

Ragtime

Play holiday tunes in the ragtime genre.

1
Jingle Bells Rag

Master this flashy ragtime rendition of Jingle Bells, arranged by Disneyland Main Street Pianist Johnny Hodges.  Learn the Christmas "Bell" Introduction, Rag Rolls, Bass Crossover, and more.

2
Jingle Bells Accompaniment

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.

Section 6

Jazz Ballad (Cocktail Piano)

Play holiday tunes in the jazz ballad genre.

1
Silent Night Accompaniment

Learn a beautiful Jazz Ballad accompaniment for Silent Night using rootless chords.

2
Auld Lang Syne

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, cocktail jazz, and ragtime to each one.

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Level 3
Blues
Contemporary
Jazz Ballads
Jazz Swing
Latin Jazz
Ragtime
6 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn how to stylize lead sheets in styles like swing, cocktail jazz, and contemporary
  • Discover how to accompany other musicians
  • Understand how to transform simple chords into jazzier harmonies
  • Learn arranging techniques like filling, harmonizing, and embellishing
  • Explore improvisation techniques
Full Description

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, cocktail jazz, and ragtime to each one.

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