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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
00:56:08

Learn stride with the classic tune, “After You’ve Gone.” Building from the lead sheet, you’ll discover the essential techniques to play like Fats Waller and James P Johnson.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the melody and chords
  • Create a stride left hand pattern
  • Master 3 right hand embellishments
  • Learn to solo with 1 scale
Learning Focus
  • Improvisation
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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Enjoyable and Entertaining
I love the layered learning Jonny unfolds in very doable steps on this a classic standard for one's repertoire. Lesson 5, an invaluable gem of information on improvisation with the Pentatonic Scale, provides two easy hand positions for use on any of the diatonic chords, as well as how to simply alter the scale for non-diatonic chords. As long as you know the Pentatonic Scale, the information in this lesson is useful for improvisation on any chord you might come across in any tune. Thank you, Jonny, for making the knowledge so easily accessible!

Course Lessons

1
After You’ve Gone 1 – Lesson 1
15:19

Lead sheet melody, left hand chords

3
After You’ve Gone 1 – Lesson 3
08:59

Right hand stride stylization, guide tones, chord tones, 6ths

4
After You’ve Gone 1 – Lesson 4
05:47

Putting the hands together

5
After You’ve Gone 1 – Lesson 5
07:21

Improvisation, C Pentatonic Scale

Featured Reviews

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Enjoyable and Entertaining
I love the layered learning Jonny unfolds in very doable steps on this a classic standard for one's repertoire. Lesson 5, an invaluable gem of information on improvisation with the Pentatonic Scale, provides two easy hand positions for use on any of the diatonic chords, as well as how to simply alter the scale for non-diatonic chords. As long as you know the Pentatonic Scale, the information in this lesson is useful for improvisation on any chord you might come across in any tune. Thank you, Jonny, for making the knowledge so easily accessible!
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