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John Proulx

Have you ever wanted to learn piano accompaniment in a solo setting? Well then this workshop is just for you! Using the iconic song, “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg from “The Wizard of Oz,” I will show you several solo accompanying techniques including playing 2-hand open voicings, 3-note voicings with a bass groove, and 2-hand voicings with melodic fills. That, coupled with a beautiful intro and ending and you’ll be able to play a complete arrangement of the song by the end of the workshop. Can’t wait to see you there!

Course Objectives
  • Learn the lead sheet melody
  • Embellish with chord shells & rhythmic hits
  • Accompanying 3-note voicings with a bass groove
  • Add 2-hand voicings with melodic fills
  • Finish with an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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