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Instructor
Daine Jordan
Course
Intermediate
Advanced
04:10:36

In this course, Daine will walk you through the piano lead sheets of 8 different chord progressions and show you how to utilize various piano techniques to create a richer and more interesting sound. You’ll learn how to implement chord extensions & alterations in the top 3 jazz styles: jazz swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballad.

By the end of the course, you’ll be confident in adding your own personal style to a lead sheet.

Course Objectives
  • Discover the top 8 chord progressions used in fake books
  • Color the chords with extensions & alterations
  • Explore the top 3 jazz styles: jazz swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballad
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets
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Excellent course. Now I know how to do lead sheets finally
I've been mystified by lead sheets for decades and now finally understand how to break them down and build them back up in my own style. The only criticism I have is that the playthroughs seem a bit fast first time through - maybe students should be advised to pause and practice the playthrough with increasing metronome speed to get up to required speed before moving on, otherwise it could scare them into thinking theyre supposed to be able to play it at that speed straight off the cuff
Great course.
a bit fast for my brain, but excellent content. Great job.
Great course.
I've decided I'm the artist that likes color only in very specific places. To much "color" or alteration seems to be overkill. But if used correctly sounds so sweet... ; )
Challenging
I really enjoyed the course. It provides the elements to build a solid foundation. The important thing is as always, practice to assimilate them and make them automatic, ready to use. Thank you Daine and congratulations on your expertise!
Another excellent course!
In this course, Daine Jordan does an excellent walkthrough on applying extensions and altered extensions to a variety of chord progressions which I can’t recommend enough. I enjoyed all of it especially lessons 4 and 5 with the Stride style incorporating 10ths and Bossa Nova style!
It was fun
It was very helpful, interesting information. Thanks to the professor for his time.
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