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Instructor
John Proulx
Course
Intermediate
02:18:19

This comprehensive course covers minor 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 minor 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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Extremely useful... worth a 10
Rigorous, hand independence against LH rhythm. A loan together... soundslice doesnt swing but my yamaha does... great job John... sounding jazzy at last with rootless chords...give a good feel of playing jazz... thank you
an excellent course. John is very patient and very thorough, and makes complex progressions easy and understandable.
I enjoyed the interesting progressions and found doing them in all keys quite challenging. I feel that I have learned a lot from this course!
Wonderful Course!
I must say it was a game-changer for my jazz piano playing. This course provides a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the essential voicings used in the 2-5-1 chord progression in a minor key!
Patience makes perfect
Lessons are a bit too written out almost like a follow along but I didn't mind. I'm sure there are people that need longer explanations. Backing tracks are one way to make practicing rootless chords a bit more interesting than usual. Although it did not prevent me from falling asleep while practicing each exercises around 5~7 times. I saw immediate results when playing with lead sheets. Overall, it was magical how fast I can find rootless chords in the end. Keep up with awesome content PWJ!

Course Lessons

2
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 2
14:17

Short “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

3
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 3
12:47

Long “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

4
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 4
19:57

Short “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

5
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 5
13:35

Long “A-B-A” Voicing Exercise

6
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 6
08:50

Short “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

7
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 7
07:34

Long “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

8
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 8
10:19

Short “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

9
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 9
07:10

Long “B-A-B” Voicing Exercise

10
Minor 2-5-1 Rootless Voicings – Lesson 10
29:16

A Song Based on “Alone Together”

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