Christmas Song Medley – 1625 Turnarounds
In this lesson we explore the 1625 turnaround to create a continuous stream of music over 3 jazzy Christmas songs in the key of C Major.
If you are new to these tunes, check out the beginner lessons in this course. In those lessons we explore the basic harmony and in this lesson we create more interesting chords, voicings, and embellish the basic harmony of the tune.
The 1625 Turnaround
When playing Christmas songs for our friends and family it’s nice to create a continuous stream of music. To do this we use the 1625 turnaround and its variations to seamlessly link one song to the next.
We are covering 3 tunes in this tutorial so I will be moving through each tune quite quickly. For a slower and more in-depth explanation, check out the individual lessons on these songs.
Related Lessons & Courses
In this lesson we apply theory from the following lessons and courses:
- Altered Harmony & Upper Structure Triads
- Tritone Substitution
- Sus Chords & Suspended Harmony
- Passing Chords
- 1625 Turnarounds
Check out those lessons and courses for more information.
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Beginner Chord Chart File Type: pdf
“Merry Little Christmas” Simple Chord Chart File Type: pdf
“The Christmas Song” Chord Changes File Type: pdf
Check out the related lessons above for more information on the theory we cover in this lesson.
We apply a wide range of jazz theory including 1625 turnarounds, altered harmony, upper structure triads, suspended harmony, and passing chords.
- You can find in-depth tutorials on each of these theory topics via the links above.
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