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John Proulx
Course
Advanced
01:51:15

In this comprehensive course, we’ll learn how to convert block chords to drop 2 voicings. We’ll practice these voicings with fun exercises in all the major keys, and apply them to short songs in a bossa, swing, ballad, and funk style.

Course Objectives
  • Learn how & when to use drop 2 voicings
  • Practice exercises in all the major keys
  • Apply these voicings to short songs in various styles
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Reharmonization
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a challenge but rewarding
getting the "practice tunes" smoothed out takes some, well... practice. I'm eager to incorporate these voicings into some standards
Drop 2 voicings
Good instructor and material
Excellent course!
It is so great to see you’ve into teaching with such enthusiasm for your profession. Your expertise in teaching has put my mind at ease. I am so grateful to have you as my teacher mr. John Proulx. Thank you so much for your patience and dedication.

Course Lessons

1
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 1
15:03

Definition & Positions

2
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 2
20:38

Drop 2 Exercises – Keys of C, F, Bb

3
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 3
06:14

Oops, I Dropped It Again – Bossa Nova

4
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 4
18:11

Drop 2 Exercises – Keys of Eb, Ab, Db

5
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 5
05:31

“Drop it Like It’s Hot” – Swing Tune

6
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 6
18:26

Drop 2 Exercises – Keys of B, E, F#

7
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 7
06:21

Tear Drop – Ballad

8
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 8
14:26

Drop 2 Exercises – Keys of A, D, G

9
Major Drop 2 Voicings – Lesson 9
06:25

Mic Drop – Funk Tune

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

a challenge but rewarding
getting the "practice tunes" smoothed out takes some, well... practice. I'm eager to incorporate these voicings into some standards
Drop 2 voicings
Good instructor and material
Excellent course!
It is so great to see you’ve into teaching with such enthusiasm for your profession. Your expertise in teaching has put my mind at ease. I am so grateful to have you as my teacher mr. John Proulx. Thank you so much for your patience and dedication.
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