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Instructor
John Proulx
Challenge
Beginner
01:12:55

This course will help you master Summertime at the beginner level.

First we’ll learn the right hand melody and left hand chord shells. Next we’ll embellish the melody with harmony notes and learn a pre-written solo. Finally, we’ll put the hands together and play a beautiful final arrangement!

Course Objectives
  • Memorize the lead sheet melody
  • Practice the left hand chord shells
  • Embellish and harmonize the melody
  • Learn a pre-written solo
  • Combine all these techniques for a final arrangement
Learning Focus
  • Songs
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Excellent Instruction
This is my first lesson using harmony notes with the melody. Really adds a lot of depth to the overall sound.
Loved This!!
Useful for everyone, regardless of "level" John's teaching is precise and clear.
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Excellent Instruction
This is my first lesson using harmony notes with the melody. Really adds a lot of depth to the overall sound.
Loved This!!
Useful for everyone, regardless of "level" John's teaching is precise and clear.
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