Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1

Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Level 2
7

In this course you will learn how to play a beautiful cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. These progressions are used in hundreds of jazz ballads. We will cover 4 left hand patterns, and 3 right hand options, allowing you to mix and match for a total of 12 beautiful accompaniment patterns.

Course Objectives
  • Learn 2 beautiful lead sheet melodies with root position chords
  • Understand the major and minor turnaround progression
  • Practice 4 left hand jazz accompaniments, including arpeggios, chord shells, passing tones, & syncopated stride
  • Master 3 right hand cocktail accompaniments with chord shells, arpeggios, & interval rocking
  • Learn how to add fills with notes from the scale
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Basslines
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets

Course Lessons

1
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 1
06:00

Major Turnaround: Lead Sheet Melody & Chords

2
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 2
08:35

Major Turnaround: 3 Left Hand Accompaniments

3
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 3
13:06

Major Turnaround: 3 Right Hand Accompaniments

4
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 4
05:26

Minor Turnaround: Lead Sheet Melody & Chords

5
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 5
06:11

Minor Turnaround: 3 Left Hand Accompaniments

6
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 6
07:22

Minor Turnaround: 3 Right Hand Accompaniments

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