Xmas Piano Songs Course
A selection of well-known festive arrangements. Share these jazzy Christmas tunes with your friends and family over the holiday season.Buy This Course — $99
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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.
In this lesson we explore the 1625 turnaround to create a continuous stream of 3 jazz Christmas arrangements in the key of C Major.
In this lesson we create a simple but beautiful arrangement of the well-known Christmas tune "I'll Be Home For Christmas".
We create a solo piano arrangement using just triads and 7th chords. This is a beautiful tune to share with your friends and family.
The Christmas Song is also known as ‘Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire’ and this sentence is also the first line of the lyrics.
We jump straight in with two-handed voicings, starting with simpler chords and then increasing the complexity of the voicings we choose to play.
This is a nice simple Christmas ballad with a repetitive melody and straight forward changes. The tune follows an ABAC Form and is written in C Major.
This jazzy Christmas song tutorial is based on the chords and changes from the Bill Evans arrangement... check that out if you haven't already!
The tune is most commonly played in the key of C. We reharmonise the changes to create a rich and harmonically complex arrangement.
We explore ways that we can add variety by utilising the different registers of the piano. We’ll also add in some interesting chord reharmonisations.
In this part of the tutorial we will study the construction of improvised introductions and endings using common jazz chord progressions.
The tune follows an AABA form with a 16 bar B section which makes the tune 36 bars long. It’s often played a fast tempos with a syncopated swingin' feel.
Winter Wonderland follows an AABA Form and is a beautiful tune to get into the festive mood. Enjoy this fantastic ballad arrangement!