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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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Very clear and calm
I love learning the musical terminology, i.e. chord pops, chord shells, fills, counter line leading to the third. I also love to learn to improvise based on the chords and scales.
Lucid Analysis
Very clear, step-by-step explanations with just enough theory to give the presentation much-welcome depth
perseverance gets freedom
The basic improv solo helps maintain rhythm and line pauses so that it makes sense and provides the basis looking beyond what is written, otherwise the solo is prescribed... thanks John
Amazing course!
Beautiful melody, excellent explanation. I love the teaching method. Very interesting and easy to understand the material. Professor John Proulx , Thank you so much for your patience and hard work. I enjoyed the course. Thank you.
Amazing course!
Beautiful melody, excellent explanation. I love the teaching method. Very interesting and easy to understand the material. Professor John Proulx , Thank you so much for your patience and hard work. I enjoyed the course. Thank you.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Very clear and calm
I love learning the musical terminology, i.e. chord pops, chord shells, fills, counter line leading to the third. I also love to learn to improvise based on the chords and scales.
Lucid Analysis
Very clear, step-by-step explanations with just enough theory to give the presentation much-welcome depth
perseverance gets freedom
The basic improv solo helps maintain rhythm and line pauses so that it makes sense and provides the basis looking beyond what is written, otherwise the solo is prescribed... thanks John
Amazing course!
Beautiful melody, excellent explanation. I love the teaching method. Very interesting and easy to understand the material. Professor John Proulx , Thank you so much for your patience and hard work. I enjoyed the course. Thank you.
Amazing course!
Beautiful melody, excellent explanation. I love the teaching method. Very interesting and easy to understand the material. Professor John Proulx , Thank you so much for your patience and hard work. I enjoyed the course. Thank you.
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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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