Learn Piano Christmas Song #1 - Play Dreamy White Christmas

Play Christmas Song - Play "White Christmas" with my arrangement with Piano Runs & Fills. 25+ Dreamy Piano Techniques!
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

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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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What are the requirements?

  • Students need to understand basic chords
  • Students need to understand a little music theory

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the Course
Learn to play these dreamy piano techniques for White Christmas
Preview
02:45
Dreamy Piano Music - How To Communicate Dreamy Sounds?
Preview
03:22
Learn 20 Piano Techniques to Play Dreamy Piano Music
Preview
04:48
Overview of the Course
Article
Section 2: White Christmas - Lyrics & Structure - Section A B
White Christmas: Section A B
Preview
03:33
Fun Activity 1: The lyrics of White Christmas
Article
Answer to Activity 1: Lyrics - finding the stress in the syllables!
Article
White Christmas - Accidental Tones D# & F#
02:21
White Christmas - Long Tones are places to put in dreamy piano runs!
01:46
Section 3: Piano Technique 1 - Rolling Cascading Run in 1 6 2 5 Chord Progression
Dreamy Introduction
Article
Piano Demo on Rolling Cascading Run in 1625
01:21
Section 4: Piano Technique 2: RH - Use Triplets to Create Rolling Effect
Piano Demo - Triplets Coming Down
01:21
Piano Demo: Triplets Coming down in slow motion
Preview
00:36
Section 5: Piano Technique 3: RH - Change Triplet Sound to Create a dream chord transition
Piano Technique 3: Change melodic tones to prepare for chord change
Preview
03:02
Piano Tip: Fingering & Think in Groups of 4
Article
Piano Demo: "THINK" in Groups of 4 + Melodic Change in Measure 3
Preview
02:20
Piano Tip 3: Put the Weight on the Pinkie
00:41
Piano Demo: Put the weight on Pinkie
00:25
Keeping the Sustain Pedal On
00:54
Section 6: Piano Technique 4: RH - Use Augmented Chord +5 in place of V7
Piano Technique 4: Use Color Chord +5
01:20
Section 7: Play Along Practice: 1625 Dreamy Rolling Cascading Run
Play Along 1: Rolling Cascading Run – Slow Tempo Play Along
Preview
02:09
Play Along 2: Rolling Cascading Run – Fast Tempo Practice
01:31
Section 8: Piano Technique 5: Left Hand Accompaniment to 1 6 2 5
Piano Demo: LH Plays Bass Tones : C A D G for the 1625
Preview
01:05
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
Play Along: Left Hand Octaves with Right Hand Rolling Cascading Run on 1625
Preview
01:40
Fun Activity 3: Play the Cascading Run in 1625
Article
Section 9: Line 1: I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas
Line 1: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Article
Line 1: An example of Harmonizing Chords
Article
Section 10: Piano Techniques for Line 1: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Piano Demo: Improvise with Dreamy Piano Runs in 3rds & Walking bass to Line 1
01:21
Section 11: Piano Techniques for Line 1 Measure 1 - CM7 color chord
Piano Technique 6: Line 1 Measure 1 - RH Cascading 3rd Fill In
Preview
01:06
Piano Technique 7: Line 1 - LH Walking Bass from C to F
02:11
Piano Demo: Line 1 Measure 1 - CM7 Fill In with Both Hands Coordination
00:40
Section 12: Piano Techniques for Line 1 Measure 2
Piano Technique 8: LH Smooth Double Up Walking Bass
Preview
00:42
Piano Technique 9: RH Inversions to Dm C B C/G
00:53
Section 13: Piano Technique for Line 1 Measure 1 to 3: C B A G F E D C B A G F
Piano Technique 10: LH Smooth Walking Bass Technique through 3 measures
01:19
Play Along Tracks - From Notating Everything to Play by Ear
Article
Play Along: RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass with Counting
01:24
Play Along: RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass with Score Sheet
01:27
Play Along: RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass with Chords Only
01:27
Play Along RH & LH Smooth Walking Bass - Play By Ear
01:27
Section 14: Piano Technique for Line 1 Measure 3 - Dm7/F
Piano Technique 11: Improvise with Polychord Rolling Wave Dm7/F
00:59
Section 15: Piano Techniques for Line 1 Measure 4 - F# G13b9
Piano Technique 12: Scale Run to Lead into the G13b9
Article
Piano Technique for Line 1 Measure 4 - F# G13b9
01:59
Play Along: Scale Lead in to G13b9
01:02
Section 16: Play Line 1 Dreamy Variation - Use Polychord Rolling Wave Technique
Piano Techniques are not fixed. Learn to Put in Different Variations to Line 1
Article
Piano Technique: Improvise with Polychord Rolling Waves
Preview
01:22
Piano Demo: How to Count Polychord Rolling Waves to Fit into the Measures
02:35
Play Along: Improvise by playing Line 1 with Polychord Rolling Waves
01:39
Section 17: Piano Techniques for Line 2
Line 2 Reharmonization
Article
Line 2 Answer: A Possible Reharmonization for the Chord Progression
Article
Section 18: Piano Technique: Nostalgic Ballad 9 in Line 2 Measure 1 & 2
Piano Technique: Improvise with Nostalgic Ballad 9 - Line 2 Measure 1 & 2
Article
Piano Demo: Improvise with Nostalgic Ballad 9
01:13
Dreamy Nostalgic Ballad 9
Article
Section 19: Piano Technique: Trill in G9 Line 2 Measure 6
Piano Technique Trill: Alternate 2 adjacent tones in G9
Article
Piano Demo: Trill in G9
00:39
Section 20: Piano Technique: Chromatic Turn Around in Line 2 Measure 7 & 8
Piano Technique: Chromatic Turn Around - Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D
Article
Piano Demo: Half Step Chromatic Turn Around - Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D
01:41
Piano Technique: The tones played for Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D
Preview
Article
Piano Technique: RH & LH - Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D
01:22
Piano Technique: Put Movement to LH Chords: Em7 Eb7 Dm7 G7b9/D
00:59
Section 21: Play Along: Chromatic Movement in Line 2 Measure 7 & 8
Play Along with Score Sheet - Chromatic Turn Around
01:19
Play Along with Chords - Chromatic Turn Around - Can apply to other songs!
01:19
Section 22: Piano Technique: Chromatic Turn Around Variation - Em7 Eb7 Dm7 Db7
Chromatic Turn Around Variation: Use Tritone Db7
Article
Piano Demo: Chromatic Turn Around using the Tritone Db7
00:41
Section 23: Dreamy Piano Technique: Line 3
Line 3 Reharmonization
Article
Answer: A possible chord progression for Line 3
Article
Piano Demo: Smooth Descending Bass Line
Preview
00:29
Line 3 Measure 9 to 10 – Smooth Descending Bass with Polychord Stride Pattern
02:56
Play Along: Line 3 Measure 9 & 10 Smooth Descending Bass with Polychord Stride
01:06
Line 3 Measure 11 to 12 – Smooth Descending Bass + Polychord Technique
Preview
01:24
Section 24: Line 4 Reharmonization
Line 4 Reharmonization
Article
A possible chord progression for Line 4
Article
Section 25: Dreamy Piano Technique Line 4 - Dreamy Ballad & Glissando Run
Piano Demo: Dreamy Ballad & Glissando Technique to Line 4
01:13
Section 26: Dreamy Ballad 7 Technique

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Instructor Biography

Rosa Suen, Best Seller Music Teacher, 35 Years Pianist, 25,00+ students

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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