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Instructor
John Proulx
Workshop
Intermediate
01:44:38

This workshop is a solo accompaniment workshop over the great standard, “Blue Skies.” You will be accompanying a recording of John Proulx as vocalist!

Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll learn the melody & chords, embellish the right hand with chord extensions & rhythmic hits, and add a “2-Feel” bass pattern in the left hand.

Then we’ll add some finishing touches such as intros, outros, and more!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet chords
  • Embellish the right hand with chord extensions & rhythmic hits
  • Accompanying 3-Note Voicings with 2-Feel Bass
  • Accompanying 4-Note Rootless Voicings with Walking Bass
  • Learn an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs
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Blue Skies accompaniment
Interesting and fun. John Proulx has a personal way of presenting the lesson material, as though it were a private lesson.
Fun and understandable for all levels
Enjoyed the incremental building of the arrangement by levels with dissection of chords and progressions.
Loved it!
Great instructor!

Course Lessons

3
Blue Skies – Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 3
17:16

3-Note Voicings, “2-Feel” Bass

4
Blue Skies – Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 4
28:00

Rootless Voicings, Walking Bass

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