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John Proulx

Please join me as we learn how to play Misty as a solo pianist accompanying an instrumentalist. The featured soloist for this workshop is a trumpet player which will be a lot of fun to accompany! The lessons will include:

-Learning the root position 7th chords, and chord analysis from a lead sheet
-Accompanying Shells with Open Voicings
-Accompanying 3-Note Voicings using extensions with “2-Feel” Bass
-Accompanying Stride With Fills and Altered Chord Extensions
-Accompanying Intro and Ending
-Putting it all together in an arrangement

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet chords
  • Apply left hand patterns & shells
  • Embellish the melody with fills & chord extensions
  • Learn an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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Misty - Accompanying
Really enjoyed this course. Towards the end began to see how the concepts could be applied to other pieces. Although I've completed the course, I will need to come back to some of the ideas again. John as an excellent guide.
Excellent workshop!
Misty's Accompaniment Workshop was an incredible experience. John Proulx is a fantastic teacher who explains concepts clearly and provides practical examples! Thank you PWJ for providing this amazing material!
Lots of good information to work with for this and other tunes
Small chunks of relevant information relating to accompanying a jazz standard. Very enjoyable and worthwhile.

Course Lessons

Misty – Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 2

Shells with Open Voicings – RH 3rd & 7th, LH Roots

Misty – Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 3

3-Note Voicings with 2-Feel Bass

Misty – Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 4

Stride with Fills & Altered Chord Extensions

Misty – Accompaniment 1 – Lesson 6

Putting it All Together

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