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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Beginner
01:06:38

This course will help you master Blue Skies at the beginner level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and left hand chord shells. Next we’ll embellish the melody with harmony notes and learn a pre-written solo. Finally, we’ll put the hands together and play a beautiful final arrangement!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody
  • Practice the left hand chord shells
  • Embellish and harmonize the melody
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Songs
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These courses are so much fun
As really a beginner, I find the monthly challenges are a lot of fun. Blues skies is such a familiar tune, that one can really get a feel for the music. John does a great job of explaining the process and goes at an easy pace. The sheet music is easy to follow and the process of learning the song is very logical.
Amazing course!
Beautiful melody, chords, and solo. I enjoyed the course. Thank you Professor John Proulx for the explanation. Thanks.
Easy to learn, fun to play
A great step-by-step approach to a timeless song. For the more adventurous, an easy way to improv for a solo.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

These courses are so much fun
As really a beginner, I find the monthly challenges are a lot of fun. Blues skies is such a familiar tune, that one can really get a feel for the music. John does a great job of explaining the process and goes at an easy pace. The sheet music is easy to follow and the process of learning the song is very logical.
Amazing course!
Beautiful melody, chords, and solo. I enjoyed the course. Thank you Professor John Proulx for the explanation. Thanks.
Easy to learn, fun to play
A great step-by-step approach to a timeless song. For the more adventurous, an easy way to improv for a solo.
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