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Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
04:07:32

In this course, Jonny 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 piano chord shells, guide tones, and right hand filler harmony in the top 3 jazz styles: jazz swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballad.

By the end of the course, you will 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 root position chords with shells and guide tones
  • Create rich chords with right hand filler harmony
  • Explore the top 3 jazz styles: jazz swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballad
Learning Focus
  • Analysis
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets
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very thorough
it was well paced and very thorough for my level.
Its not so easy how it looks but very effektive to "assimilate" chords in hands.
Play in different styles. See in which songs the progression s are used. So I can build my view for other songs using same progression
Fun and foundational!
This was so much fun! I just need to MASTER all these concepts - but I'm already applying them to my compositions!
Very cool and beautiful
Rearranging the positions of the chords not only changes the sound, but also how we hear it. My attitude towards the music changes with each new lesson. I realize that my perspective on the world is also changing. Dear Johnny, you are an excellent teacher and musician. Best wishes to all listeners.
Importan and easily understood jazz chord concepts
Very patiently presented. As with learning anything, it is always easier to immediately apply what is being learned. great job!
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

very thorough
it was well paced and very thorough for my level.
Its not so easy how it looks but very effektive to "assimilate" chords in hands.
Play in different styles. See in which songs the progression s are used. So I can build my view for other songs using same progression
Fun and foundational!
This was so much fun! I just need to MASTER all these concepts - but I'm already applying them to my compositions!
Very cool and beautiful
Rearranging the positions of the chords not only changes the sound, but also how we hear it. My attitude towards the music changes with each new lesson. I realize that my perspective on the world is also changing. Dear Johnny, you are an excellent teacher and musician. Best wishes to all listeners.
Importan and easily understood jazz chord concepts
Very patiently presented. As with learning anything, it is always easier to immediately apply what is being learned. great job!
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