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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
Advanced
01:06:17

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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Very helpful course
I love how Johnny builds up the material for Jazz. I find it helpful as a mid-beginner, intermediate, for both groups. Thank you so much for helping me to learn and understand how Jazz works. Just great!
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

1
Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 1
11:34

Lead Sheet Melody & Chords

2
Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 2
17:14

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

3
Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 3
05:44

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

4
Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 4
15:19

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

5
Autumn Trees – Lead Sheet – Lesson 5
16:26

Walking Bass Lines, Swinging Your Bass Line, Filler Chords

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Very helpful course
I love how Johnny builds up the material for Jazz. I find it helpful as a mid-beginner, intermediate, for both groups. Thank you so much for helping me to learn and understand how Jazz works. Just great!
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.
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