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Instructor
John Proulx
Workshop
Intermediate
01:40:24

Have you ever wanted to learn piano accompaniment in a band setting? Well then this workshop is just for you!

Using the great jazz standard, Summertime, by the Gershwins, I will show you several band accompanying techniques including playing 2-hand open voicings, 4-note rootless quartal voicings, and 4-note left-hand rootless voicings with 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.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the lead sheet melody
  • Apply 2-hand open voicings with rhythmic hits
  • Embellish with chord extensions, alterations, and right hand fills
  • Add an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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Excellent course!
It was fantastic! I love the accompaniment, chords, and melody. So beautiful and enjoyable. Thank you so much professors John Proulx, and Diane Jordan. I enjoyed the course.
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