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Join Jonny and composer Joshua Foy as they discuss the influence of jazz and other compositional devices in the film music of John Williams.

We will analyze the Prelude in C Major by J.S. Bach. Going phrase by phrase, we will label the chords and their harmonic functions to understand how the music works, while exploring devices such as “sequencing” and “pedal point."

Create your own Figuration

Section B Analysis

Section A Analysis

Section C Analysis

Discover the techniques used by composer Joshua Foy to improvise various moods used in film music on the piano.

Learn how to compose a beautiful jazz waltz with Jonny's essential arranging techniques. We'll master left hand accompaniments, melodic writing, and harmonization.

Intermediate Left Hand Accompaniment

Melodic Writing

Advanced Left Hand Accompaniment

Harmonizing the Melody

Beginner Left Hand Accompaniment

Learn how to compose a beautiful jazz waltz with Jonny's essential arranging techniques. We'll master left hand accompaniments, melodic writing, and harmonization.

Minor Turnaround Progression and Soloing Techniques

Midnight Strutters - Section 2

Midnight Strutters - Section 3

Midnight Strutters: Section 1

Midnight Strutters - Section 4

Master the techniques used by jazz pianists to solo over a minor turnaround progression. Utilizing scale theory, enclosures, triad shifting, and more, Jonny deconstructs his top techniques for soloing.

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