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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Advanced
01:07:49

This course will help you master Erroll Garner’s Misty at the advanced level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and discuss the articulation, intervals, and rhythm. Next we’ll embellish the melody with chord substitutions and learn a pre-written solo. Finally, we’ll put the hands together and play a beautiful final arrangement!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody
  • Discuss the articulation, intervals & rhythm
  • Practice the left hand stride pattern
  • Embellish and harmonize the melody
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Songs

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Analysis of masterpieces by outstanding instructors
Another unforgettable song that will remain in my heart. Learning this song was hard. I spent more than a month for it, but I don't think it was in vain. I was especially impressed with the use of Quartal Voicings in the section on how to improvise. Yesterday, I posted a video on Facebook of a performance of "Misty" that I made using what I learned in this lesson. Then I received a stream of positive comments from PWJ members. I am very happy and full of gratitude to PWJ!
Great Arrangement!
Very well thought out and taught. Very challenging but definitely learnable with effort. Thank you!
Excellent course!
It was amazing and challenging course. Thank you very much Professor John Proulx. It was a lot of fun to learn a beautiful chords and solo. Thank you very much.
It all makes sense now!
I really enjoyed this course and the arrangement. I worked through the challenge a few months ago and struggled with the improve section. However, I just this week went through the Scales for Improve 7th Chords. Now the improve for Misty makes so much more sense. How neat it is to see the various courses complement one another.
Misty-advanced
Enjoyed the instructor’s creative ideas

Course Lessons

3
Misty – Challenge 3 – Lesson 3
13:52

Right Hand Embellishments

4
Misty – Challenge 3 – Lesson 4
27:35

Hands Together & Improv Solo

Featured Reviews

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Analysis of masterpieces by outstanding instructors
Another unforgettable song that will remain in my heart. Learning this song was hard. I spent more than a month for it, but I don't think it was in vain. I was especially impressed with the use of Quartal Voicings in the section on how to improvise. Yesterday, I posted a video on Facebook of a performance of "Misty" that I made using what I learned in this lesson. Then I received a stream of positive comments from PWJ members. I am very happy and full of gratitude to PWJ!
Great Arrangement!
Very well thought out and taught. Very challenging but definitely learnable with effort. Thank you!
Excellent course!
It was amazing and challenging course. Thank you very much Professor John Proulx. It was a lot of fun to learn a beautiful chords and solo. Thank you very much.
It all makes sense now!
I really enjoyed this course and the arrangement. I worked through the challenge a few months ago and struggled with the improve section. However, I just this week went through the Scales for Improve 7th Chords. Now the improve for Misty makes so much more sense. How neat it is to see the various courses complement one another.
Misty-advanced
Enjoyed the instructor’s creative ideas
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