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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Advanced
01:10:33

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

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and discuss the articulation, phrasing, and rhythm. Next we’ll add a walking bass line, embellish the melody with chord pops 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
  • Discuss the articulation, phrasing & rhythm
  • Practice a walking bass line in the left hand
  • Embellish and harmonize the melody
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
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