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John Proulx

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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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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