White Christmas Jazz Piano Tutorial
In this lesson we create a jazzy Christmas arrangement for the song “I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas”.
The tune is a ballad and is most commonly played in the key of C. We will be heavily reharmonising the changes to create a rich and harmonically complex arrangement.
On the chord changes download, there are multiple voicings options for most chords in the form. We start by playing the bottom set of chord symbols and then we will explore each reharmonisation in detail.
“White Christmas” Audio File File Type: mp3
Study the use of the pedal point in the final few bars.
Pedal points are often played over the root of the V7 chord.
In this example, we resolve to Cmaj7 in the final bar, and so we play the pedal point over a G bass.
This builds and releases tension in the final measures of the tune.