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Learn Fun Dreamy Piano Techniques #1 - Play White Christmas

Play Christmas Song - Play "White Christmas" with my arrangement with Piano Runs & Fills. 25+ Dreamy Piano Techniques!
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Created by Rosa Suen
Last updated 12/2016
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Course Updated: Nov 1, 2016

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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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Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to play dreamy piano music
  • People who want to take their piano playing to the next level
  • This course does not teach you the original arrangement of I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas. It is a course that teaches you how to turn a Christmas song to an entirely new personal arrangement.
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What Will I Learn?
PLAY dreamy piano music
CREATE cascading waterfall run
MAKE slight changes to melodic tones
SURPRISE audience with augmented chords
IMPROVISE with 1625 Chord Progression
SPLASH in color chord sounds
WOW the audience with 6/9 Ethereal Ending
WALK the descending bass
APPLY same principles to many other songs
Flat the 9 to get the cocktail sound
Mesmerize by the Ballad Nostalgic 9 Technique
PLAY the song in different dreamy piano techniques
CONFIDENTLY play the Turn Arounds
Play Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D
KNOW how to do variations to Dreamy turn arounds
TRILLING with your 2 fingers
PLAY around with jazzy chords
SOUND like a professional in using advanced chords
PLAY my song arrangement in a hotel lobby
WOW your audience by playing this dreamy arrangement in a restaurant
Create cocktail sounds with these piano techniques
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Requirements
  • Students need to understand basic chords
  • Students need to understand a little music theory
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 102 Lectures Collapse All 102 Lectures 01:48:09
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White Christmas - Lyrics & Structure - Section A B
5 Lectures 08:41

Fun Activity 1: The lyrics of White Christmas
00:34

Answer to Activity 1: Lyrics - finding the stress in the syllables!
00:26

White Christmas - Accidental Tones D# & F#
02:21

White Christmas - Long Tones are places to put in dreamy piano runs!
01:46
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Piano Technique 1 - Rolling Cascading Run in 1 6 2 5 Chord Progression
2 Lectures 01:56
Dreamy Introduction
00:35

Piano Demo on Rolling Cascading Run in 1625
01:21
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Piano Technique 2: RH - Use Triplets to Create Rolling Effect
2 Lectures 01:57
Piano Demo - Triplets Coming Down
01:21

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Piano Technique 3: RH - Change Triplet Sound to Create a dream chord transition
6 Lectures 07:51

Piano Tip: Fingering & Think in Groups of 4
00:29


Piano Tip: Put the Weight On the Pinkie
00:41

Piano Demo: Put the weight on Pinkie
00:25

Keeping the Sustain Pedal On
00:54
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Piano Technique 4: RH - Use Augmented Chord +5 in place of V7
1 Lecture 01:20
Piano Technique 4: Use Color Chord +5
01:20
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Play Along Practice: 1625 Dreamy Rolling Cascading Run
2 Lectures 03:40

Play Along 2: Rolling Cascading Run – Fast Tempo Practice
01:31
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Piano Technique 5: Left Hand Accompaniment to 1 6 2 5
5 Lectures 04:20

Play Along: Left Hand add in C A D G - Slow Motion
00:42

Piano Demo: Left Hand Variation - Octave - C A D G
00:38


Fun Activity 3: Play the Cascading Run in 1625
00:15
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Line 1: I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas
2 Lectures 02:20
Line 1: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
00:41

Line 1: An example of Harmonizing Chords
01:38
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Piano Techniques for Line 1: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
1 Lecture 01:21
Piano Demo: Improvise with Dreamy Piano Runs in 3rds & Walking bass to Line 1
01:21
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About the Instructor
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Rosa is the Pastor and Church Pianist for a local community church in Hong Kong for over 30 years. She graduated from University of British Columbia and received her teaching certificate specializing in Chemistry and teaching English as a second language. She taught public schools in Canada for a couple of years and then went on to receive her Master's degree in Christian Theological Ministry at Ontario Theological Seminary in Toronto. She started full time ministry with her husband in 1989 and received intensive Pastoral Counselling and Discipleship Training at Christian Disciples Church. They were ordained to become church ministers as Pastors in 1996 in a local church in Tsuen Wan and have been ministering to this same congregation for almost 20 years now.

Over the years, she has gone on church missions to Mongolia, Sydney, Nepal, India and expedition trips to the Holy Lands: Israel, Greece and Turkey. Wherever she went, she found herself taking up the music ministry and became the church pianist for that church.

Many people at church have asked her to teach them to play piano. As a result of her passion in playing piano, she started developing piano courses initially for church pianists online since 2008. The piano courses are very unique because she was finally willing to share her Unique Piano Method: Color Chord Improvisation Method known as CCI. The CCI method works for all types of music: Gospel, Pop and Standards.

This Piano Method is easy, fun and creative that you learn to play piano not only from music score sheets, but to play chords from fake books and eventually to play by ear. Students all over the world have requested for courses to teach them play standards and popular songs. As a result she developed 3 Great Reharmonization Method courses for them to play from fake books and play by ear. The Dreamy Piano Techniques courses, especially the one on Autumn Leaves is her students favorite. She has a piano website at Learn Piano With Rosa where she continues to offer new courses to her students. She also holds piano workshops for her local students and train church pianists.

With her education and expertise in teaching, her students love her piano courses and found her piano lessons extremely easy and fun to play piano. They are highly motivated to play piano and playing piano had never been more fun and satisfying for them. You can read their testimonies on her website.

She is now an instructor at Udemy. Come and join her hundreds of students to play piano in a fun and creative way.

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