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Instructor
John Proulx
Course
Intermediate
01:58:41

This comprehensive course covers major block chords. 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 how & when to use major block chords
  • Practice exercises in each key
  • Apply these chords to short songs in various styles
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Improvisation
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Amusant et stimulant
introduction à une nouvelle façon de jouer
Fun and challenging
Calmly instructor while drilling great stuff
Great new skill.
Introduction to a new way of playing for me...excellent!
very challenging
this course requires a lot of practice time to keep up with the exercises.
well explained, constructive and fun
Helped me to be more precise in playing block chords

Course Lessons

1
Major Block Chords – Lesson 1
12:27

Definition & Positions

2
Major Block Chords – Lesson 2
22:24

Block Chord Exercise (C, F, Bb)

3
Major Block Chords – Lesson 3
13:09

“Blocked Call” (Bossa Nova)

4
Major Block Chords – Lesson 4
17:47

Block Chord Exercise (Ab, Eb, Db)

5
Major Block Chords – Lesson 5
08:44

“Locked Hands in Peace” (Swing)

6
Major Block Chords – Lesson 6
17:05

Block Chord Exercise (F#, B, E)

7
Major Block Chords – Lesson 7
05:30

“Shearing the Hedges” (Ballad)

8
Major Block Chords – Lesson 8
14:58

Block Chord Exercise (A, D, G)

9
Major Block Chords – Lesson 9
06:37

“Block & Bowl” (Funk)

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Amusant et stimulant
introduction à une nouvelle façon de jouer
Fun and challenging
Calmly instructor while drilling great stuff
Great new skill.
Introduction to a new way of playing for me...excellent!
very challenging
this course requires a lot of practice time to keep up with the exercises.
well explained, constructive and fun
Helped me to be more precise in playing block chords
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