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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Intermediate
00:51:14

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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