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Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
Advanced
02:52:17

Explore the sounds of John Williams, Hans Zimmer, & Danny Elfman in the Film Improv course. You’ll learn this essential progression used by many film composers, common melodic riffs, and improv tools.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the chord progression used in hundreds of films
  • Create beautiful & inspiring melodies through step-wise and arpeggiated patterns
  • Discover the secret behind “money notes”
  • Explore how to use suspenseful Ostinato patterns
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Improvisation
  • Rhythm
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Absolutely superb
It was like having a master class from John Williams or Hans Zimmer. Jonny does an excellent job as usual in showing and explaining different patterns and phrasings. Loved the bag of tricks at the end but my favourite tricks was 5,6,7&8. Can’t recommend this course enough if you like film music.

Course Lessons

1
Film Improvisation – Lesson 1
34:47

Chord Progression, Lush Groove, 3 Patterns

2
Film Improvisation – Lesson 2
40:52

Scales, Quarter notes & 8th notes, Walking & Arpeggiated

3
Film Improvisation – Lesson 3
20:30

Walking and Ostinato Patterns

4
Film Improvisation – Lesson 4
30:41

Money Notes and Phrasing

5
Film Improvisation – Lesson 5
45:27

10 Amazing Riffs, Practice Tips

Featured Reviews

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Absolutely superb
It was like having a master class from John Williams or Hans Zimmer. Jonny does an excellent job as usual in showing and explaining different patterns and phrasings. Loved the bag of tricks at the end but my favourite tricks was 5,6,7&8. Can’t recommend this course enough if you like film music.
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