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Instructor
John Proulx
Workshop
Intermediate
01:36:53

Have you ever wanted to learn piano accompaniment in a duo setting? Well then this workshop is just for you! Using the great jazz standard, “Summertime, by the Gerhswins, I will show you several accompanying techniques including playing chord shells, 3-note voicings with a “2-Feel” bass, and a stride left-hand pattern with 4-note voicings and solo fills. That, coupled with a beautiful intro and ending and you’ll be able to play a complete arrangement of the song by the end of the workshop. Can’t wait to see you there!

Course Objectives
  • Learn the lead sheet melody
  • Embellish with chord shells & rhythmic hits
  • Accompanying 3-note voicings
  • Apply a stride pattern in the left hand
  • Add an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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Fun and educational jazz accompaniment!
I am a beginner in jazz and have set myself a challenging task by undertaking this course, in which you learn to color chords with 6, 7, 9, and 13s. The objective is not to "hop" from chord to chord but to play the chords in a sort of splashing manner across the keyboard. It is quite difficult to explain and learn, but I persevered through it and had a lot of fun!
Awesome!!!
I love these courses by John Proulx, starting with the lead sheet and progressing to the finished product.
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Fun and educational jazz accompaniment!
I am a beginner in jazz and have set myself a challenging task by undertaking this course, in which you learn to color chords with 6, 7, 9, and 13s. The objective is not to "hop" from chord to chord but to play the chords in a sort of splashing manner across the keyboard. It is quite difficult to explain and learn, but I persevered through it and had a lot of fun!
Awesome!!!
I love these courses by John Proulx, starting with the lead sheet and progressing to the finished product.
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