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Instructor
John Proulx
Course
Intermediate
02:12:08

This comprehensive course covers major 2-5-1 rootless voicings. We’ll learn these chords with fun exercises in each key, and apply them to short songs in a bossa, swing, ballad, and funk style.

Course Objectives
  • Learn major 2-5-1 rootless voicings
  • Practice exercises in each key
  • Apply these voicings to short songs in various styles
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Reharmonization
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2 5 1 Fun
Excellent course. A wealth of tips on the 2-5-1 chord progression - with rootless voicings. Challenging at times (for me), but John explains the theory very clearly and has a cool, calm, collected way of teaching, which kept me focused. I played through some of the lessons a couple of times and needed to revise a few root position chords 🤪. (If you don’t know your chord extensions in root position, go and learn those thoroughly or it will be confusing😆) I especially like Johns quick tip of finding/recognising a minor 9 chord in the B position, i.e. If you play each note separately, it should sound like the melody of ‘I feel pretty’. Lesson 10 brings it altogether and really helps to integrate the rootless chords with jazz comping rhythms under a ‘SatinDoll’ type melody, which is again, beautifully taught by John. This course has taken my jazz comping , up another level!
Great stuff thank you John
I have enjoyed the lessons the other thing worth noting is that you guys are doing a great job never getting tired to repeat stuff this makes a learner to grasp the information in depths.
a great course
I learned a lot, and it was well-taught and very enjoyable

Course Lessons

2
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 2
12:44

Short “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

3
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 3
15:46

Long “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

4
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 4
16:51

Short “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

5
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 5
10:48

Long “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

6
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 6
08:22

Short “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

7
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 7
07:26

Long “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

8
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 8
11:13

Short “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

9
Major 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 9
07:29

Long “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

2 5 1 Fun
Excellent course. A wealth of tips on the 2-5-1 chord progression - with rootless voicings. Challenging at times (for me), but John explains the theory very clearly and has a cool, calm, collected way of teaching, which kept me focused. I played through some of the lessons a couple of times and needed to revise a few root position chords 🤪. (If you don’t know your chord extensions in root position, go and learn those thoroughly or it will be confusing😆) I especially like Johns quick tip of finding/recognising a minor 9 chord in the B position, i.e. If you play each note separately, it should sound like the melody of ‘I feel pretty’. Lesson 10 brings it altogether and really helps to integrate the rootless chords with jazz comping rhythms under a ‘SatinDoll’ type melody, which is again, beautifully taught by John. This course has taken my jazz comping , up another level!
Great stuff thank you John
I have enjoyed the lessons the other thing worth noting is that you guys are doing a great job never getting tired to repeat stuff this makes a learner to grasp the information in depths.
a great course
I learned a lot, and it was well-taught and very enjoyable
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