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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Advanced
00:59:07

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

First we’ll look at the basic lead sheet and learn how to make it our own with articulation & phrasing. Next we’ll add a walking bass, chord pops, and chord alterations. Finally, we’ll put the hands together and play a beautiful final arrangement!

Course Objectives
  • Customize the lead sheet melody
  • Practice a walking bass line in the left hand
  • Embellish the melody with chord pops & counter melodies
  • Learn some improv scales & techniques
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Songs

This copyrighted lesson sheet is available for purchase on MusicNotes. Members can view the digital Smartsheet for free!

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Good pace. Hit the spot.
I have played this song many times however the course has put the bells and whistles on my own arrangement. Loved it.
Easy to understand Jazz
I love this tune and love learning ways of modifying it. Your patience in explaining these concepts and providing a framework that can easily be understood and mastered is commendable. Thank you!
Autumn Leaves advanced
John Proulx is always clear and has good explanations.
Amazing course!
Beautiful content, excellent explanation
Thoughtful and inspiring
I love these courses! Step by step and with indepth thought, so that you do not just know the particular songs, but also the principles behind them, which inspires one to come up with own ideas! Marvelous!
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Good pace. Hit the spot.
I have played this song many times however the course has put the bells and whistles on my own arrangement. Loved it.
Easy to understand Jazz
I love this tune and love learning ways of modifying it. Your patience in explaining these concepts and providing a framework that can easily be understood and mastered is commendable. Thank you!
Autumn Leaves advanced
John Proulx is always clear and has good explanations.
Amazing course!
Beautiful content, excellent explanation
Thoughtful and inspiring
I love these courses! Step by step and with indepth thought, so that you do not just know the particular songs, but also the principles behind them, which inspires one to come up with own ideas! Marvelous!
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