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Jonny May
Course
Advanced
02:54:37

Explore Stride and Ragtime with this flashy arrangement of Bare Necessities! Learn essential Stride & Ragtime techniques like fills, ornaments, stride-runs, rag-rolls, and more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the full arrangement piece by piece
  • Discover new showmanship techniques
  • Understand the feel of Ragtime vs Stride
  • Explore how to cross your hands to take a bass solo
Learning Focus
  • Reading
  • Songs
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A great course on a challenging piece of music
I am nowhere near “finished” with Bare Necessities, but I have watched and studied each of the course videos extensively, multiple times. This is a difficult piece of music, and I would have felt so discouraged without Jonny to walk me through it, measure by measure. I now have it memorized and am ready to begin working on improving smoothness and precision and, of course, speed. Thank you, Jonny May, not just for this course, but for writing such a brilliant and fun arrangement of one of my favorite Disney songs!

Course Lessons

1
The Bare Necessities 2 – Lesson 1
24:58

Stride Section 1, Hands Separate and Together

2
The Bare Necessities 2 – Lesson 2
29:33

Stride Section 2, Hands Separate and Together

3
The Bare Necessities 2 – Lesson 3
26:44

Ragtime Section, Rag Rolls

4
The Bare Necessities 2 – Lesson 4
37:15

Glissando, Bass Crossover

5
The Bare Necessities 2 – Lesson 5
31:59

Back to the Melody, the “Kid” Section

Featured Reviews

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A great course on a challenging piece of music
I am nowhere near “finished” with Bare Necessities, but I have watched and studied each of the course videos extensively, multiple times. This is a difficult piece of music, and I would have felt so discouraged without Jonny to walk me through it, measure by measure. I now have it memorized and am ready to begin working on improving smoothness and precision and, of course, speed. Thank you, Jonny May, not just for this course, but for writing such a brilliant and fun arrangement of one of my favorite Disney songs!
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