John Proulx

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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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!