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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Advanced
01:24:22

In this course you will learn how to play a lush cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. This progression is very common in many jazz standards.

After learning the lead sheet, we will explore 3 patterns for the left hand, and 3 for the right hand, allowing you to combine them in various ways using your own creativity.

Course Objectives
  • Learn 2 beautiful lead sheet melodies with root position chords and rootless voicings
  • Understand the major and minor turnaround progression
  • Practice 3 left hand jazz accompaniments, including rootless voicings, arpeggios, and 10ths>quick 5-1>shells
  • Master 3 right hand cocktail accompaniments with block chords, interval rocking, and cluster chords
  • Learn how to add fills with notes from the scale
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Basslines
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets

Course Lessons

1
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2 – Lesson 1
12:06

Major Turnaround: Lead Sheet Melody & Chords

2
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2 – Lesson 2
14:18

Major Turnaround: 3 Left Hand Accompaniments

3
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2 – Lesson 3
24:34

Major Turnaround: 3 Right Hand Accompaniments

4
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2 – Lesson 4
07:13

Minor Turnaround: Lead Sheet Melody & Chords

5
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2 – Lesson 5
06:26

Minor Turnaround: 3 Left Hand Accompaniments

6
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 2 – Lesson 6
08:21

Minor Turnaround: 3 Right Hand Accompaniments

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