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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Advanced
01:19:09

This course will help you master Over the Rainbow at the intermediate level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and left hand chord shells and arpeggios. Next we’ll embellish the melody with harmony notes 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
  • Practice the left hand chord shells and arpeggios
  • 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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A beautiful arrangement
I think of this song as a rather simple melody. However, the final arrangement here in Week 4 is over the top amazing. This is exactly the type of jazz ballad arranging that I was looking for when I joined the PwJ program. The chord alterations and the bonus solo provide a rewarding and complex sound that I am enjoying every time I play this piece. Thank you, John.
Very nice
John covers everything I needed to review and improve, as well as learn for the first time. Short of a real time instructor, this course was paced as good as an online course can be. Looking forward to taking it again once I work on the piece more. I know there was more in there than I could absorb in one run through.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

A beautiful arrangement
I think of this song as a rather simple melody. However, the final arrangement here in Week 4 is over the top amazing. This is exactly the type of jazz ballad arranging that I was looking for when I joined the PwJ program. The chord alterations and the bonus solo provide a rewarding and complex sound that I am enjoying every time I play this piece. Thank you, John.
Very nice
John covers everything I needed to review and improve, as well as learn for the first time. Short of a real time instructor, this course was paced as good as an online course can be. Looking forward to taking it again once I work on the piece more. I know there was more in there than I could absorb in one run through.
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