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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Intermediate
01:14:17

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

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and chord shells. Next we’ll embellish the melody with harmony 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
  • Apply chord shells to the left hand
  • Embellish the melody with harmony notes
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs

This copyrighted lesson sheet is available for purchase on MusicNotes. Members can view the digital Smartsheet for free!

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Latin Creativity
Very cool! John guides us patiently through so much that we need to know. I especially was helped by his care in discussing scales and scale degrees and how they work in creating a n improvisation!
Fun and rewarding
Great tune. Excellent course. I’ve learned so much more than just playing the tune and chords,, all thanks to this course and how well John explains everything.
Excellent course.
I learned a lots of new chords, an accompaniment, strides, and improvisation . I enjoyed the course because it is simple beautiful. Thank you Professor John Proulx.
exciting course
I really enjoyed this course - very well taught
Enjoyable
Very nice and enjoyable course.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Latin Creativity
Very cool! John guides us patiently through so much that we need to know. I especially was helped by his care in discussing scales and scale degrees and how they work in creating a n improvisation!
Fun and rewarding
Great tune. Excellent course. I’ve learned so much more than just playing the tune and chords,, all thanks to this course and how well John explains everything.
Excellent course.
I learned a lots of new chords, an accompaniment, strides, and improvisation . I enjoyed the course because it is simple beautiful. Thank you Professor John Proulx.
exciting course
I really enjoyed this course - very well taught
Enjoyable
Very nice and enjoyable course.
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