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John Proulx

In this workshop, we’ll be learning about how to accompany in a band setting on the well-known standard, “Fly Me To The Moon”. We’ll also have a recorded melody track that you’ll be playing along with. The workshop will consist of 6 lessons covering the following topics:

Review the melody, chord changes. and chord progression
2-hand open voicing 7th chords with rhythmic hits
4-note Quartal voicings with extensions and alterations
Left-hand 4-note rootless voicings with right hand fills
Intros and endings
Final arrangement where we put it all together

Course Objectives
  • Review the melody, chord changes. and chord progression
  • Apply quartal & rootless voicings
  • Embellish the melody with fills
  • Learn an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs

Course Lessons

Fly Me to the Moon Band Accompaniment – Lesson 2

Open Voicing 7th Chords, 2-Hand Voicings, Rhythmic Hits

Fly Me to the Moon Band Accompaniment – Lesson 3

4-Note Quartal Voicings with Extensions & Alterations

Fly Me to the Moon Band Accompaniment – Lesson 4

Left Hand Rootless Voicing Chords with Right Hand Fills

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