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Play Piano Christmas Song by Ear # 2: Silver Bells

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68 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Welcome to Dreamy Piano Music - Silver Bells

      2:48
    • Silver Bells Lyrics - Find the rhythm of the song

      2:30
    • Silver Bells - 3/4 Rhythm

      2:00
    • Silver Bells - 2 Accidental Notes

      2:45
    • Silver Bells - Long tones are places for piano dreamy techniques

      2:51
    • Silver Bells Song Structure - Sections AB & 32 Bar Form

      6:31
    • Bell Sounds: Low Bell Sounds, Soft Bell Sounds, Wind Chimes, Dreamy Whole Tone

      1:08
    • Piano Demo: Bell Sounds & Wind Chimes fully explained

      1:06
    • Piano Demo: Bell Sounds & Wind Chimes fully explained

      1:08
    • Piano Demo: Play the C# Whole Tone Scale

      0:31
    • Play Along: G+ Whole Tone Scale Run

      1:36
    • Play Along: 4 Piano Techniques for the Bell sounds + Whole Tone Scale Run Intro

      0:58
    • Piano Demo: Line 1 in Bells & Chimes

      1:16
    • Play Along Right Hand Practice: Play in 4ths - First Line Bell Sounds

      1:49
    • Play Along Left Hand Practice: Play in 6ths - First Line Bell Sound

      1:47
    • Play Along Both Hands Together: RH 4ths; LH 6ths

      1:40
    • Piano Demo: Silver Bells in Bells & Chimes Variation – Break Up the RH tones

      1:17
    • Piano Demo: Putting in the minor chords to Silver Bells

      1:12
    • Play Along: Play the arrangement with minor chords added

      0:49
    • Play Along: Play the arrangement with the Major 7 Chords also

      1:14
    • Piano Demo: Secondary Dominants Added

      1:06
    • Piano Demo: Diminished 7 Chords

      1:09
    • Put in Diminished 7 Chords on the 3rd Beat

      1:14
    • Piano Demo: Put in the Diminished 7 Chords on the 3rd Beat

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    • Piano Play Along: Putting in Diminished 7 Chords to Line 1 & Line 2

      1:22
    • Piano Demo: 9 Different Dreamy Techniques Notated

      0:43
    • Piano Demo: 9 Different Dreamy Techniques with Chords shown

      0:44
    • Piano Demo: Line 1 & Line 2 Chord Progression with 9

      0:43
    • Piano Demo: Line 1 & Line 2 Play by Ear with Chords only

      0:43
    • Piano Demo: Line 1 & Line 2 with Music Score Only

      0:44
    • Piano Demo: Line 1 & Line 2 with Music Score + 9 Techniques Notated

      0:44
    • Line 1 & Line 2 - 9 Different Techniques Fully Explained

      2:35
    • Left Hand Romantic Ballad in Triplets - C & Em7

      1:01
    • Piano Demo: Line 1: C Em7 FM7 Dm7 - LH Romantic Ballad Triplet

      1:09
    • Piano Play Along: LH Romantic Ballad in Triplets - Line 1

      1:02
    • Piano Play Along: Romantic Ballad in Triplets Music Score

      2:29
    • Piano Demo: Both Hands - Romantic Ballad in Triplets

      0:46
    • Piano Demo: Both Hands - Romantic Ballad in Triplets Slow Motion

      1:08
    • Piano Play Along: Both Hands - Romantic Ballad in Triplets Line 1

      1:51
    • Play Along Line 1 - CM7 Em7 C7b9 F Dm7 D7

      1:03
    • Line 2 Measure 5 LH triplets - Smooth Chromatic Movement – Em7 Ebdim7 Dm7

      1:01
    • Line 2 Measure 5 - Both Hands - Smooth Chromatic Movement

      1:01
    • Piano Demo: Line 2 Measure 6 – Ethereal Whole Tone Scale Fill In

      0:58
    • Play Along: Line 2 Measure 6 & 7 – Ethereal Whole Tone Scale Fill In

      1:19
    • Piano Play Along: Line 2 Measures 5, 6 7

      1:08
    • Piano Demo: Line 2 Measure 7 - Polychord rolling wave

      0:50
    • Piano Demo: RH: Dreamy Reflective Echo Technique & LH: Nostalgic 9

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    • Piano Demo - Line 2 Dreamy Piano Techniques

      0:32
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy Turn Around in Measure 16

      1:48
    • Play Along: Line 4 Dreamy Turn Around

      1:29
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy Echo #1 - Single Melody Tone Explanation

      1:20
    • Play Along: Dreamy Echo #1: Single Melody Tone Practice

      1:36
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy Echo#2 - making sweet sounds in 3rds Explanation

      0:45
    • Play along: Dreamy Echo#2 - making sweet sounds in 3rds Practice

      1:17
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy Echo #3 Sweet sounds in 3rds break up Explanation

      1:39
    • Play Along: Dreamy Echo #3 Sweet sounds in 3rds break up Practice

      1:46
    • Piano Demo: Dreamy Echo #4 Octave Ring Explanation

      0:44
    • Play Along: Dreamy Echo #4 Octave Ring Practice

      1:30
    • Piano Demo: Echo #5 - Harmonic 3rd Explanation

      1:30
    • Play Along: Echo #5 - Harmonic 3rd Practice

      1:37
    • Piano Demo #6 - Melodic Q & A Improvisation Explanation

      1:41
    • Play Along Echo #6 - Melodic Q&A Improvisation Practice

      1:42
    • Piano Demo #7 - Q&A Improvisation Technique Contrary Motion Explanation

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    • Play Along #7 - Q & A Improvisation Technique Contrary Motion Practice

      1:23
    • Piano Demo: Echo #8 Stair case echoes with Chord Tones Explanation

      2:09
    • Play Along: Echo #8 Stair case echoes with Chord Tones Practice

      2:05
    • Dreamy Ending!

      1:02
    • Thank you!

      0:46

About This Class

Silver Bells - Learn to Reharomonize Silver Bells with different arrangement to bring out the dreamy and cocktail sounds in this song!

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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.

Silver Bells is a very special Christmas Song. Even though the melody of Silver Bells is very plain. If you take a look at the music score of Silver Bells, you will be able to pick up some very unique features in this song.

One of the unique feature of the song is the ‘accidental’ note that occurs in 2 places in Section A. Think of the accidental note as a ‘flat’ rather than a ‘sharp’.

Once you think of that note as a ‘flat’, you will be able to create a very smooth chromatic chord movement in that section to highlight the unique feature of this song. And when you can figure out the great chromatic movement chord progression, you can put it into the Turn Around and in the Ending of the Song.

Another very Unique Feature of the song is that there are many empty measures in Section B. Usually in empty measures, we can put in all kinds of runs and fills.

For “Silver Bells”, I refrain from putting in just any kind of runs and fills. We can certainly fill up those empty measures with ballad style of playing, and many of the runs and fills I presented to you in White Christmas.

Silver Bells with its repeated melodic notes give us many opportunities to do Dreamy Echoes in the empty measures. When we hear bells, we want to hear echoes. I will demonstrate 8 Different kinds of dreamy echoes for you to learn how you too can create your own dreamy echoes. You need to learn some improvisational skills.

In this course, I show you a 4 Level CHORD METHOD to produce Dreamy Music :

1. How to Create Chord Progressions to Create Dreamy Music.

2. There are 4 Different Levels of Chord Progressions you can create.

3. I show you where to put in the Secondary Dominant Chords.

4. I show you how the Diminished 7 Chords can help you see the half step chord movement to the next chord.

5. I also show you my final arrangement after the 4 Different Levels are shown.

You will also learn the following 24 Dreamy Piano Techniques:

  1. Dreamy Bell sounds – open sound
  2. Interval of 6ths – Sweet Sound
  3. Color Chords – Augmented +5
  4. Whole Tone Scale Run – Ethereal Sound
  5. Dreamy Major 7 Chords
  6. Secondary Dominant Chords on the weak beat: C7 A7 D7
  7. Dissonant Symmetrical Diminished 7 Chords – Bdim7, Ebdim7, Gdim7, Cdim7, Ddim7
  8. Color Chords – Flat 9 of the Dominant Chord – C7b9
  9. Diminished 7 Chords chromatic or stepwise movement

10. Polychord Rolling Waves C & Em7 (Measure 7)

11. Whole Tone Scale Fill In

12. Melody Echo – Measure 7 – Reflective Octave Echo

13. Chromatic Chords Turn Around – Em7 Eb07 Dm7 C (LH octaves; RH (1st & 3rd finger moving down)

14. Dreamy Echo #1: Measures: 17, 18 25, 26 – single melody tone

15. Dreamy Echo #2: Measures: 17, 18, 25, 26 – Echo in 3rds

16. Dreamy Echo #3: Measures: 17, 18 25, 26 – 3rds Break Up

17. Dreamy Echo #4: Measures: 17, 18 25, 26 – Octave Ring

18. Dreamy Harmonic Echo #5: Measures 17, 18, 25, 26 – Harmonic 3rd

19. Dreamy Improv Echo #6: Measures 17, 18, 25, 26 – Question & Answer Technique 1 – Melodic Improv

20. Dreamy Improv Echo #7: Measure 17, 18, 25, 26 – Question & Answer Techinque 2 – Contrary Motion

21. Dreamy Staircase Echo #8 – Chord Tones Measures: 17, 18, 25, 26

22. Dreamy Ending C6 Em7 Eb07 Dm7 C6 Waterfall Run

23. C6 Rolling Waves – 4T6 Handshape

24. Dreamy Waterfall Run

All the details of these piano techniques are shown. You will be able to play the complete song of Silver Bells in a very Dreamy Professional Style. You will learn many style of playing, especially Echoes and Bells & Chimes.

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Love the bell sounds and the echoey effect! I love playing piano.

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