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John Proulx

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
  • Songs
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