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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
00:52:55

Stylize the Cycle of 5ths Progression in Swing, Latin Bossa Nova, & Jazz Ballad. An essential course if you want to comp on tunes like Fly Me to the Moon, Autumn Leaves, & All the Things You Are.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the Essential Cycle of 5ths Progression in Root Position
  • Master Walking Bass, Latin, and Ballad Approaches
  • Apply Improvisation Techniques
Learning Focus
  • Basslines
  • Chords
  • Improvisation
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Great, easy and enjoyable
Very clear and concise. A great step by step lesson to learning the "fly me to the moon' progression through the cycle of 5ths, which is so important to understand when playing any style of music.
Fantastic
Circle of 5ths for song writing, walking bass, varying styles, shells, a blues scale for all time...this has it all...wow! Thanks...learned so much!
Fun Styles and Improvisation Techniques
A great way to combine functional theory with varied styles and beginner to intermediate improvisation techniques.

Course Lessons

1
Cycle of Fifths in 3 Jazz Styles 1 – Lesson 1
11:03

Demonstration, Root Position Chords

3
Cycle of Fifths in 3 Jazz Styles 1 – Lesson 3
07:33

Walking Bass, Half Notes, Swung Rhythm

4
Cycle of Fifths in 3 Jazz Styles 1 – Lesson 4
05:47

The Latin Approach, Both Hands

5
Cycle of Fifths in 3 Jazz Styles 1 – Lesson 5
06:26

Jazz Ballad Style, Improv Tips

6
Cycle of Fifths in 3 Jazz Styles 1 – Lesson 6
12:22

Improvisation Techniques, Shells, A Blues Scale

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Great, easy and enjoyable
Very clear and concise. A great step by step lesson to learning the "fly me to the moon' progression through the cycle of 5ths, which is so important to understand when playing any style of music.
Fantastic
Circle of 5ths for song writing, walking bass, varying styles, shells, a blues scale for all time...this has it all...wow! Thanks...learned so much!
Fun Styles and Improvisation Techniques
A great way to combine functional theory with varied styles and beginner to intermediate improvisation techniques.
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