Play Piano Christmas Song # 1: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

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    • Learn to Play Dreamy White Christmas

      2:45
    • Dreamy Piano Music - How To Communicate Dreamy Sounds?

      3:22
    • Learn 20 Piano Techniques to Play Dreamy Piano Music

      4:48
    • White Christmas Structure: Section A B

      3:32
    • White Christmas - Accidental Tones D# & F#

      2:21
    • White Christmas - Long Tones are places to put in dreamy piano runs!

      1:46
    • Piano Technique 1: Cascading Run in 1625

      1:21
    • Piano Technique 2: Triplets Coming Down

      1:21
    • Piano Demo: Triplets Coming down in slow motion

      0:36
    • Piano Technique 3: Change melodic tones to prepare for chord change

      3:02
    • Piano Demo: "THINK" in Groups of 4 + Melodic Change in Measure 3

      2:20
    • Piano Tip: Put the Weight On the Pinkie

      0:41
    • Piano Demo: Put the weight on Pinkie

      0:25
    • Keeping the Sustain Pedal On

      0:54
    • Piano Technique 4: Use Color Chord +5

      1:19
    • Play Along 1: Rolling Cascading Run – Slow Tempo Play Along

      2:09
    • Play Along 2: Rolling Cascading Run – Fast Tempo Practice

      1:31
    • Piano Technique 5: LH Plays Bass Tones : C A D G for the 1625

      1:05
    • Play Along: Left Hand add in C A D G - Slow Motion

      0:42
    • Piano Demo: Left Hand Variation - Octave - C A D G

      0:38
    • Play Along: Left Hand Octaves with Right Hand Rolling Cascading Run on 1625

      1:40
    • Piano Demo Line 1: Improvise with Dreamy Piano Runs in 3rds & Walking bass

      1:20
    • Piano Technique 6: Line 1 Measure 1 - RH Cascading 3rd Fill In

      1:05
    • Piano Technique 7: Line 1 - LH Walking Bass from C to F

      2:11
    • Piano Demo: Line 1 Measure 1 - CM7 Fill In with Both Hands Coordination

      0:40
    • Piano Technique 8: LH Smooth Double Up Walking Bass

      0:42
    • Piano Technique 9: RH Inversions to Dm C B C/G

      0:53
    • Piano Technique 10: LH Smooth Walking Bass Technique through 3 measures

      1:19
    • Play Along: RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass with Counting

      1:24
    • Play Along: RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass with Score Sheet

      1:27
    • Play Along: RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass with Chords Only

      1:27
    • Play Along RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass - Play By Ear

      1:27
    • Piano Technique 11: Improvise with Polychord Rolling Wave Dm7/F

      0:58
    • Piano Technique for Line 1 Measure 4 - F# G13b9

      1:59
    • Play Along: Scale Lead in to G13b9

      1:02
    • Piano Technique: Improvise with Polychord Rolling Waves

      1:22
    • Piano Demo: How to Count Polychord Rolling Waves to Fit into the Measures

      2:35
    • Play Along: Improvise by playing Line 1 with Polychord Rolling Waves

      1:39
    • Piano Demo: Line 2

      1:03
    • Piano Demo: Improvise with Nostalgic Ballad 9

      1:13
    • Piano Demo: Trill in G9

      0:39
    • Piano Demo: Half Step Chromatic Turn Around - Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D

      1:41
    • Piano Technique: RH & LH - Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D

      1:22
    • Piano Technique: Put Movement to LH Chords: Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D

      0:59
    • Play Along with Chords - Chromatic Turn Around - Can apply to other songs!

      1:19
    • Play Along with Score Sheet - Chromatic Turn Around

      1:19
    • Piano Demo: Chromatic Turn Around using the Tritone Db7

      0:41
    • Piano Demo: Smooth Descending Bass Line

      0:29
    • Line 3 Measure 9 to 10 – Smooth Descending Bass with Polychord Stride Pattern

      2:56
    • Play Along: Line 3 Measure 9 & 10 Smooth Descending Bass with Polychord Stride

      1:06
    • Line 3 Measure 11 to 12 – Smooth Descending Bass + Polychord Technique

      1:24
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy Ballad & Glissando Technique to Line 4

      1:13
    • Piano Demo: Line 4 Measure 13 – CM7 Ballad Major 7 Fingering

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    • Piano Play Along: CM7 Ballad Major 7

      1:31
    • Piano Demo: FM7 Ballad Major 7

      1:06
    • Piano Line 1 Demo: Dreamy Ballad 7 can apply to other lines.

      0:52
    • Piano Demo: Measure 15 & 16 Turn Around & Glissando

      0:50
    • Piano Demo: Glissando Coming Down

      0:23
    • Play Along: Measure 15 & 16 Turn Around – Dm7 G7b9 Slow Dreamy Glissando Run

      1:47
    • Piano Demo: Glissando Variation - Going up

      0:38
    • Piano Demo: Section B Line 7 - Gm7 C7 (2-5 Power Chord)

      0:33
    • Piano Demo: Line 7 FM9 AbM7 Smooth Chord Transition

      0:58
    • Line 7 FM9 - C/F Polychord Rolling Wave Play Along

      0:59
    • Piano Demo: Line 7 Bar 4 AbM7 - Double up chord tones for Fill in

      1:09
    • Piano Demo: Line 8 Measure 29

      0:20
    • Piano Demo: Jazzy Chord Ending Bb9 Ab9 C6/9

      0:53
    • 3 Rolling Waves Piano Demo - Bb9, Ab9, C6/9

      1:09
    • C6/9 Ethereal Ending

      0:33
    • Thank you!

      0:46

About This Class

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - Play Dreamy White Christmas with soothing dreamy cocktail sounds.

Dreamy Piano music is a quiet, elegant music that uses chords & harmony from jazz and classical music. This is the kind of music that is very relaxing and soothing for meditation or dining with family and beloved friends.

It’s the choice of chords that you choose to create the nostalgic atmosphere with sweet sounds.

When these chords are put together, it has a magical feel that is timeless and elegantly graceful. This kind of music brings hope and pleasure to our lives. After playing such music, one’s spirit feels lifted up in the journey. The musical path is one of delight and joy.

How To Communicate Dreamy Sweet Sounds:

  1. Build on smooth romantic chord progression 1625
  2. Use extended chords & their variations
  3. Splash in some cocktail runs in empty measures
  4. Make use of the empty measures to do chromatic turn arounds
  5. Use Unexpected Smooth Jazzy Ending
  6. Use m3 chord trick for smooth chord transitions

Dreamy Sweet Piano Techniques:

1. Rolling Cascading Waterfall Run – Triplets

2. Color Chords – Augmented +5

3. Build on 1625 Chord Progression Movement

4. Color Chords – Major 7

5. Dreamy Cascading Fill in – 3rds in 10ths

6. Smooth Descending Bass Line

7. Polychord Rolling Waves – Colorful Dreamy Sounds

8. Smooth Scale Run Lead in

9. Nostalgic Ballad 9

10. Use Color Chords – Flat 9 of the Dominant Chord

11. Trill

12. Chromatic Chords Turn Around – Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D

13. Polychord Stride Pattern – Colorful Dreamy Sounds

14. Color Chords – Diminished 7 Chords

15. Dreamy Ballad Major 7

16. Dreamy slow Glissando Run

17. Dreamy m3 chord substitution Technique – F & AbM7

18. Fill In: Double Up Chord Tones AbM7

19. Smooth Jazzy Ending – Bb9 Ab9 C6/9

20. C6/9 Ethereal Ending

I demonstrate the above 20+ Techniques into the Song: White Christmas.

Please do not be disappointed if you do not hear the entire song played for White Christmas.

The purpose of the course: To Improvise with lots of dreamy piano techniques so that you can apply these techniques not only to White Christmas but to many other songs.

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