The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)


There Christmas Song, written more than 70 years ago, continues to be a holiday favorite, generation after generation. I certainly love to sing and play it. So, when one of my viewers asked for a tutorial, I was really excited to make an arrangement with lots of jazz harmonies. I play it freely, not really keeping a steady beat, because I like it to sound a bit nostalgic and improvisational. Here’s my performance of this gorgeous song:

I kept it relatively simple so that I could teach it to you as quickly as possible. Even so, the tutorial ended up being quite long. If you want to take a look at the sheet music, you can download it for free here.

Here’s the tutorial. I hope that you enjoy diving into these harmonies!

Happy Holidays to you all!


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