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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Intermediate
00:48:21

This course will help you master Autumn Leaves at the intermediate level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody with a swing rhythm. Next we’ll add the left hand chords with a swing rhythm. We’ll also embellish the melody and learn some improv techniques. Finally, we’ll put the hands together and play a beautiful final arrangement!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody
  • Practice the left hand chords with a swing rhythm
  • Embellish the melody with chord pops & counter melodies
  • Learn some improv scales & techniques
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Songs

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Great mix of rhythms and melody lines
Love the transition from basic melody over stride shells to the chord pops and then to a solo with interesting elements including blues lines and upper/lower chromatics.
Suites the theme of the song main melody
The structure of the entire lesson from beginning to intermediate, the video lessons are easy to understand and John explains the theory behind everything very well
Cool Autumn LEAVES!
I love how we progrès week to week and how we start by analyzing the piece and add to it from week to week. the solo pet helped figure out what kinf-D of patterns or trick I can use to make the solo part interesting. I love JOHN’s way of teaching. I learned a lot in this lesson.
Fun and Challenging
Excellent instruction and guidance throughout the course. I really enjoyed the Solo Techniques on Week 4, which made me sound better than I ever have before!
Great learning experience!
Great jazz concepts explained in a very thoughtful, methodical and patient manner
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Great mix of rhythms and melody lines
Love the transition from basic melody over stride shells to the chord pops and then to a solo with interesting elements including blues lines and upper/lower chromatics.
Suites the theme of the song main melody
The structure of the entire lesson from beginning to intermediate, the video lessons are easy to understand and John explains the theory behind everything very well
Cool Autumn LEAVES!
I love how we progrès week to week and how we start by analyzing the piece and add to it from week to week. the solo pet helped figure out what kinf-D of patterns or trick I can use to make the solo part interesting. I love JOHN’s way of teaching. I learned a lot in this lesson.
Fun and Challenging
Excellent instruction and guidance throughout the course. I really enjoyed the Solo Techniques on Week 4, which made me sound better than I ever have before!
Great learning experience!
Great jazz concepts explained in a very thoughtful, methodical and patient manner
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In our most comprehensive jazz swing piano course, we'll learn how to play Autumn Leaves in a jazz swing style. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, stylize the left hand, embellish the right hand melody, master a variety of improv & rhythm techniques, and more!

In this comprehensive jazz swing course, we'll learn how to accompany on Autumn Leaves. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the chords, review some basic left hand patterns, add right hand fills, and learn an intro/outro for a beautiful final arrangement.

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