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#2455092 - Yesterday at 11:29 AM Suggestions for Easy Jazz Arrangements for Xmas?
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With Christmas starting to appear on the horizon, I'd like to be able to play some Christmas music in a jazzy style. ... and it will take quite a bit of practice for me to play them at an acceptable level. blush So, I'd like to get an early start.

Can anyone recommend a good book of easy-ish jazz arrangements of Christmas music?

Thanks!
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#2455120 - Yesterday at 01:26 PM Re: Suggestions for Easy Jazz Arrangements for Xmas? [Re: newbert]
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Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas Beginning Piano Solos

Some of this are a bit too simple and not very faithful to the recordings, but still a worthwhile collection in the easy-to-play genre.

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#2455166 - Yesterday at 03:48 PM Re: Suggestions for Easy Jazz Arrangements for Xmas? [Re: Sir Lurksalot]
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Originally Posted By Sir Lurksalot
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas Beginning Piano Solos

Some of this are a bit too simple and not very faithful to the recordings, but still a worthwhile collection in the easy-to-play genre.


Thanks for the link. However, these appear to be too easy. I really don't know where to classify myself at this point. Perhaps something in the low-intermediate to intermediate range would be more appropriate for me. Something that would require some practice to get a hold of and would sound more accomplished.

Thanks again.
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#2455240 - Yesterday at 09:17 PM Re: Suggestions for Easy Jazz Arrangements for Xmas? [Re: newbert]
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#2455242 - Yesterday at 09:19 PM Re: Suggestions for Easy Jazz Arrangements for Xmas? [Re: newbert]
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Martha mier has a book line called Christmas jazz rags and blues with books from beginner to advanced students. I haven't used then but it might be up your alley.
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