1. Beginner Christmas Songs
- 1. 1Christmas Song Medley – 1625 Turnarounds35:03
- 1. 2“Home For Christmas” Beginner Version17:22
- 1. 3“Merry Little Christmas” Beginner Version19:40
2. Jazzy Christmas Ballads
- 2. 1The Christmas Song34:41
- 2. 2Christmas Time Is Here32:09
- 2. 3I’ll Be Home For Christmas Tutorial18:02
- 2. 4Dreaming Of A White Christmas29:33
- 2. 5Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas30:41
- 2. 6“Merry Little Christmas” Intro & Outro11:41
- 2. 7Winter Wonderland19:47
3. Up Tempo Christmas Songs
- 3. 1Santa Claus Coming To Town23:01
- 3. 2Let It Snow19:45
4. Jazzy Christmas Singalongs
- 4. 1“Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” Sing-a-long10:42
- 4. 2“Merry Little Christmas” Sing-a-long30:46
- 4. 3How To Simplify Christmas Sing-A-Longs10:35
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This is an ongoing course that is updated each year with new jazzy Christmas songs.
These solo jazz piano arrangements are beginner to intermediate in difficultly and we demonstrate and apply the theory covered in other PianoGroove courses.
We start with an up-tempo performance of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”. This swingin’ arrangement is based on the chords and changes from the Bill Evans solo piano performance… definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.
Next we cover the classic christmas “Christmas Time Is Here”. We create a full arrangement and also be explore ideas and concepts for soloing over the form of the tune:
- Creating and developing musical motifs
- Including chord tones in lines and phrases
- Identifying and focusing on the ‘characteristic’ tones of the chord/mode
We then have 2 beautiful Christmas ballads. “White Christmas” features lots of reharmonised chord changes to spice up the arrangement. “The Christmas Song” is quite a challenging arrangement to play with some interesting substitutions.