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Jonny May

In this lesson for all playing levels, you’ll transform the lead sheet Autumn Trees into a fun swing tune using the essential techniques of swing.  Fills, walking bass lines, and rootless voicings are all covered.

Course Objectives
  • Learn all 7th chords in the key of C major
  • Play roots and melody, shells, extensions
  • Explore rootless Jazz chords in position 1 & 2
  • Discover fun stylistic elements including fills and walking bass lines
Learning Focus
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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Fun, so interesting and yes, a challenge! 5 stars
I loved learning the building blocks to play solo jazz. The walking bass with chromatic moves and the stock chords to fill etc.

Course Lessons

Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 1

Lead Sheet Melody & Chords

Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 2

Shells, How to Swing, Root to 3-7 (Guide Tones)

Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 3

Stylizing a Lead Sheet, Adding 7ths, Quick 5-1, Quick 8-1

Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 4

Stock Jazz Voicings, Root-Chord Approach, Practice Tips, Blues Fills

Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 5

Walking Bass Lines, Swinging Your Bass Line, Filler Chords

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