You will learn how to play "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and take your first steps in piano improvisation. We won't spend much time to talk about the music theory or technique - the purpose of this course is foremost to learn how to play this song and improvise upont it. I made this course with beginners in mind so we will progress slowly and repeat sections several times.
This course has two parts:
- the first part of the course is meant to help you learn the song in a slow pace.
- the second part of the course is there to stir your imagination and improvise.
We will break down the song into smaller sections. Each video covers one section and I suggest you follow along and play with me. Each section is repeated 3 times at a slow tempo: first you will learn the melody, then the left hand, then both hands playing together. As we will play the pieces I will point out any important fingering changes and I will talk about how to practice challenging parts such as jumps and difficult passages. In some cases I might also show you a simplified variation of accompaniment.
Sheet music is included.
*Requirements: It would be good if you understood the basics of piano, the naming of the notes and rhythm.