Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Tutorial
Welcome to this tutorial on the Christmas Ballad “Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas”. The tune follows a 32 bar form, with a 4 bar extension at the end.
In part 1 of this tutorial we will create a full solo piano arrangement incorporating big 2 handed voicings, upper structure triads, passing chords and suspended harmony.
The melody of the tune is repetitive and so we will explore ways that we can add variety by utilising the different registers of the piano. We’ll also add in some interesting chord reharmonisations to spice up the repetitive chord changes.
In Part 2, we will then explore how to create intros and endings using the 1625 and it’s variations.