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Instructor
John Proulx
Workshop
Intermediate
01:51:36

Have you ever wanted to learn piano accompaniment in a band 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 band accompanying techniques including playing 2-hand open 7th chord voicings, rootless two-hand quartal voicings, and left-hand 4-note rootless voicings with right-hand 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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