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O' Christmas Tree

Robert Strait (6660) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 70
Pages: 1 2 3 4

This final variation is one which really gets me excited. It's a jazz flavored chord-melody solo in which I have modulated to the key of F and extensively reharmonized the tune. This arrangement is intended to be played rubato (free of any strict meter), so to represent the free flowing, rhythmically free feel of the piece, I have tried to program the WN composer in a way which will simulate the speeding up and slowing down that would take place in a lyrical, rubato chord-melody solo. There are lots of rhythms which the Composer is not designed to do, such as sixteenth note triplets, rakes, and sweeps. Interpret this one loosely, and feel free to play the rhythms in any way you like. Some single-note improvisations would be very nice addition - just sprinkle them in, to taste, between the chord changes.

Here are the chords shapes you will encounter when playing this arrangement:

F
Gmin7
Amin7
Eb9
D9
D7b9
Ab7
Ab7b9
Gmin7
Gmin9
C7b9/G
C7b9/Db
C9sus4
C7sus4
Fsus4
Fsus2
F
C7aug
C7aug
Fmaj7/9
Fmaj7
D7aug
D7b9/A
Gmin11
D7(b9,b13)/B
Gmin
Db13
C7sus
C7
C7aug
C7b9/G
Fsus4
Fadd9
Gmin11
Gb7b5
Fmaj7#11


I hope you enjoy playing this beautiful tune and much as I do. I had a blast arranging it, and I would like to thank all those who participated in the "O' Christmas Tree" harmonization thread (entitled "Harmony Workshop: Merry Xmas!") for their creative efforts and endless inspiration.

Happy holidays to all!!
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