holiday, christmas, music, jazz, sheet music, lead sheet


Helen Marlais


Featured in this manuscript are 10 Holiday songs in lead sheet form. Each song has lyrics for the players and audience to sing along to. A left-hand accompaniment is paired with each song, which focuses on a different aspect of jazz piano playing. The accompaniments include sample bass lines, introductory left-hand voicings, chord shapes, and rhythm patterns. Pedagogically, this manuscript serves a wide range of playing levels. First, the accompaniments are great for young and beginning jazz pianists, who are learning how to add flavor to their right-hand melodies. Secondly, the lead sheets on their own offer a great supplement to intermediate and advanced pianists who are comfortable improvising, playing solo, or playing in small jazz combos.