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How to play “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer” - Easy & Advanced Piano Tutorial (Swing Blues)

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

🎼 Sheet Music, MIDI & Advanced versions (Video & Notation): A bluesy piano tutorial on how to play Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The easy version includes the melody in the right hand along with the “iconic” blues pattern in the left hand along with passing bass notes. In the advanced level, we embellish the Rhythm, Harmony & Melody in a variety of ways. Use free software like Synthesia to import the MIDI and learn the advanced versions from Patreon. The entire notation is available as a PDF as well!

00:00 Performance

01:09 Introduction

02:01 The Left Hand “Idiomatic” Blues Bass Line

05:40 Melody with LH Bass (Simple Version)

11:06 The B Section with Walking Bass

18:22 Advanced embellishments - Blues Ghost Thirds

19:14 Salsa Rhythm

21:43 Chords with Melody (Inversions)

22:54 Jazz passing notes (inner voicing)

24:35 Augmented Lick

25:25 Adding thirds to the Melody

26:00 Chromatic Ending

27:22 Melodic embellishments - Grace Notes, Turns & Slides

29:08 Conclusion

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