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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Beginner
01:08:08

This course will help you master Girl From Ipanema at the beginner level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and left hand chord shells with a Charleston rhythm. Next we’ll embellish the melody with harmony notes and learn a pre-written solo. Finally, we’ll put the hands together and play a beautiful final arrangement!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody
  • Practice the left hand chord shells with a Charleston rhythm
  • Embellish and harmonize the melody
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs

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Best Bossa Nova
I truly appreciate how clear this subject is approached. The guidance for improvisation is especially helpful!
new stuff
terrific pace and explanations
It is no easy
John is a wonderful teacher who broadcasts his love for music and his skills to us. I enjoyed the course immensely. Thanks to everyone who supports this wonderful school of the vast world of music.
Amazing course
Beautiful content, excellent teaching. Thank you Professor John Proulx for your time and explanation.
Fun song
This had a catchy bossa nova rhythm and interesting chords with major 7 and minor 7th and 9th and even sharp 11th notes. I enjoyed writing the chords out and then figuring out the intervals. I haven’t had much exposure to jazz chords and am enjoying the sounds/dissonances they make. I am trying to also listen to the chords and sing the individual notes that make them up.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Best Bossa Nova
I truly appreciate how clear this subject is approached. The guidance for improvisation is especially helpful!
new stuff
terrific pace and explanations
It is no easy
John is a wonderful teacher who broadcasts his love for music and his skills to us. I enjoyed the course immensely. Thanks to everyone who supports this wonderful school of the vast world of music.
Amazing course
Beautiful content, excellent teaching. Thank you Professor John Proulx for your time and explanation.
Fun song
This had a catchy bossa nova rhythm and interesting chords with major 7 and minor 7th and 9th and even sharp 11th notes. I enjoyed writing the chords out and then figuring out the intervals. I haven’t had much exposure to jazz chords and am enjoying the sounds/dissonances they make. I am trying to also listen to the chords and sing the individual notes that make them up.
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