John Proulx

Please join me as we dive into the world of jazz swing accompaniment on the familiar song, “Fly Me to the Moon”. This workshop will cover the following topics:

-Root position 7th chords, melody review, and harmonic analysis
-Chord shells with rhythmic hits
-3-note chord voicings over a “2-feel” bass
-4-note rootless voicings with walking bass
-An intro and ending
-A final arrangement where we put it all together!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet chords
  • Apply left hand patterns & shells
  • Embellish the melody with fills
  • Practice various bass lines
  • Learn an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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