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Instructor
John Proulx
Workshop
Intermediate
02:17:49

Please join me as we dive into the world of jazz swing accompaniment on the familiar song, “Autumn Leaves”. This workshop will cover the following topics:

-Root position 7th chords, melody review, and harmonic analysis
-2-hand chord shell hits behind the melody
-Right hand, 3-note chord voicings over a “2-Feel” bass
-Left-hand 4-note rootless voicings with Right-hand fills behind the melody
-Two sample intros and endings
-Final arrangement where we put it all together!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet chords
  • Apply left hand patterns & shells
  • Embellish the melody with fills
  • Practice various bass lines
  • Learn an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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Fantastic course!
Great way to learn how to accompany other musicians on this classic song. Like the examples where the instructor sang along too! :)
Just what I've been looking for
very clear explanations of how a lead sheet can be brought to life. The music theory presented was essential to understanding how certain desirable sounds can be created, without being overwhelming. Now I have lots of good ideas on improving my efforts at improvisation
Challenging and well-structured
Each lesson built on the prior.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Fantastic course!
Great way to learn how to accompany other musicians on this classic song. Like the examples where the instructor sang along too! :)
Just what I've been looking for
very clear explanations of how a lead sheet can be brought to life. The music theory presented was essential to understanding how certain desirable sounds can be created, without being overwhelming. Now I have lots of good ideas on improving my efforts at improvisation
Challenging and well-structured
Each lesson built on the prior.
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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!

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