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John Proulx

This course will help you master Blues Skies at the intermediate level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and chord shells. Next we’ll embellish the melody with chord pops & fills, 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
  • Apply chord shells with a stride pattern in the left hand
  • Embellish the melody with chord pops and fills
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Songs
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In this comprehensive jazz course, we'll learn how to accompany on Blue Skies. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the chords, review left hand patterns & rhythms, add chord extensions & rhythmic hits, and learn an intro/outro for a beautiful final arrangement.

If you’ve ever been interested in accompanying on piano in a band setting, this workshop is for you! Using the great Irving Berlin standard, “Blue Skies,” we'll explore various accompanying techniques so you’ll sound like a pro!

This course will help you master Blue Skies at the beginner level. We'll learn the right hand melody, left hand shells, and a few easy tricks to spice it up for a final arrangement.

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