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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
Featured Reviews

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Chord shells and extensions
Well done. I found it helpful
Brilliant
Clear and concise tuition with lots of extra little tips in the video. This course has given me lots of ideas for playing from lead sheets. The sheet music download is so well laid out and easy to follow.
Increased my understanding and intuition for music
I love the way that it’s build with layer on layer, the instructions are clear and the methods makes you grow faster than any other method I’ve tried before. Still have a long way to go, though… I also love the clear and well written lesson sheets!
Great stuff
but never seems to have the rhythm you have. I think I incapable of your awesome rhythms or grooves. Do you have courses on just piano rhythm and grooves? ; )
well structured beginners approach to jazz
i liked the application on standard progressions. Teaching tempo was alright
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Chord shells and extensions
Well done. I found it helpful
Brilliant
Clear and concise tuition with lots of extra little tips in the video. This course has given me lots of ideas for playing from lead sheets. The sheet music download is so well laid out and easy to follow.
Increased my understanding and intuition for music
I love the way that it’s build with layer on layer, the instructions are clear and the methods makes you grow faster than any other method I’ve tried before. Still have a long way to go, though… I also love the clear and well written lesson sheets!
Great stuff
but never seems to have the rhythm you have. I think I incapable of your awesome rhythms or grooves. Do you have courses on just piano rhythm and grooves? ; )
well structured beginners approach to jazz
i liked the application on standard progressions. Teaching tempo was alright
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