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Instructor
John Proulx
Workshop
Intermediate
01:34:26

Have you ever wanted to learn how to accompany on piano in a band setting? Well then this workshop is just for you! Using the great standard, “Blue Skies”, by Irving Berlin, I will show you several accompanying techniques including open voicings, rootless quartal chords, and melodic fills. That, coupled with a cool intro and ending and you’ll be able to play a complete arrangement of the song by the end of the workshop.

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet chords
  • Embellish the right hand with chord extensions & rhythmic hits
  • Accompanying 4-Note Quartal Voicings
  • Apply Left Hand Rootless Voicings
  • Learn an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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