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John Proulx

Have you ever wanted to learn piano accompaniment in a band setting? Well then this workshop is just for you! Using the popular jazz standard, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, I will show you several band accompanying techniques including playing 2-hand open voicings, 2-hand, 4-note quartal voicings, and left-hand 4-note rootless voicings with right-hand melodic 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
  • Embellish with chord shells & rhythmic hits
  • Accompanying 4-note quartal voicings
  • Add 2-hand open voicings with melodic fills
  • Finish with an intro & outro
Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Songs
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