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John Proulx

This workshop is on the Christmas song, “Silent Night”. The comprehensive workshop will cover the following:

  • Learning the melody
  • The traditional 4-part hymn version
  • A reharmonized lead sheet using chord extensions
  • An accompaniment version with a swing left-hand
  • Solo fills and passing chords
  • A written out solo and improv scale index
  • Written out intros and endings
  • A final arrangement that puts it all together

It’s a beautiful song and a holiday favorite. All can enjoy this workshop!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the Silent Night melody & chords
  • Reharmonize the lead sheet with chord extensions
  • Practice a left hand swing pattern
  • Embellish the melody with fills & passing chords
  • Learn a solo, intro, and outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Improvisation
  • Songs
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Educational and engaging
A very entertaining and educational course teaching skills for taking a classic tune and reimagining in a jazz style. Presented in a thorough and slow enough format that really explained a number of very important musical concepts.
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