Connect the Dots: Christmas Songs

Rhapsody Episode 1

What Makes A Song A Christmas Song

Episode #1  Type: Connect the Dots

In this “Connect the Dots” episode, we examine Christmas songs to find what makes them sound like Christmas, using music theory concepts as our guide.

Segment 1: Song Intros 

  • Last Christmas, 
  • I’ll I Want For Christmas
  • White Christmas

Segment 2: The Theory

  • 7th Chords
  • Inversions
  • Cadences

Segment 3: The “NON” Theory

  • Era
  • Lyrics
  • Jingle Bells

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