How to Compose a Piano Waltz

Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
5

In this course, Jonny will share his essential arranging techniques so you can compose a beautiful jazz waltz!

We’ll learn 6 left hand accompaniment patterns for all skill levels, including broken patterns, root-chord patterns & stride patterns. We’ll discover how to write interesting melodies using chord tones, stepwise motion, large intervals & repetition. Finally, we’ll harmonize our melodies with 3rds, 6ths, and interval rocking.

Course Objectives
  • Master 6 left hand accompaniment patterns for all skill levels, including broken patterns, root-chord patterns & stride patterns
  • Compose a beautiful melody using chord tones, stepwise motion, large intervals & repetition
  • Harmonize your melody with 3rds, 6ths, and interval rocking
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Composition

Course Lessons

1
How to Compose a Piano Waltz – Lesson 1
07:59

Beginner Left Hand Accompaniment

2
How to Compose a Piano Waltz – Lesson 2
10:01

Intermediate Left Hand Accompaniment

3
How to Compose a Piano Waltz – Lesson 3
11:49

Advanced Left Hand Accompaniment

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