Accompaniment – Track 1

Learn the principles of accompaniment on piano. This track focuses on various approaches to playing accompaniments for pop, jazz, and blues styles of music.

Section 1

Pop Accompaniment

Learn accompaniment techniques for Pop music

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1
Pop & Contemporary Piano Accompaniment Patterns 1

Learn 48 beautiful accompaniment patterns that work almost over any pop or rock song, including 8 essential right hand techniques, 6 left hand techniques, chord positions, and more.

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2
Pop & Contemporary Piano Accompaniment: Popstinatos

Learn how to create driving pop piano accompaniments using the Popstinato technique, including 16 patterns, 5 positions, and various popular progressions.

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Pop Piano Accompaniment: The One Chord Wonder

Learn the incredible sus2 chord that will transform your pop and contemporary piano accompaniment. With the One Chord Wonder, your chords will sound gorgeous.

Incomplete
Section 2

Jazz Accompaniment

Learn accompaniment techniques for Jazz music.

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1
Cocktail Jazz Piano Accompaniment 1

Learn to play a beautiful cocktail jazz piano accompaniment over the major and minor turnaround progression. We'll cover 4 left hand patterns, and 3 right hand options to create variety.

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2
Jazz Swing Accompaniment 1

Learn 10 approaches to accompany on a jazz swing tune. We’ll cover the best right hand chord options, 3 right hand rhythms, and 3 left hand bass line options.

Incomplete
3
5 Jazz Comping Approaches 1

Discover 5 Jazz approaches for how to comp, or accompany, over the Cycle of 5ths Progression.  We cover the chords, common comping rhythms, & 5 essential harmonic approaches.

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4
6 Jazz Ballad Harmonic Approaches 1

Discover 6 approaches for harmonizing a Jazz Ballad. Working through the chord progression for Misty, we discuss how to add beautiful extensions to create that classic jazz sound.

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5
Jazz Intro and Outro Runs

Learn 6 gorgeous jazz runs up the piano that you can use as intros or outros (endings) for just about any jazz tune.  You'll learn the formulas behind these upper structures plus the "setup chord".

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The Amazing Turnaround

Learn one of the most important progressions in jazz, the Turnaround Progression (Rhythm Changes). Explore different chord voicings, bass lines, the outer-inner technique, and how to improvise.

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The Incredible Minor Turnaround

In this workshop, we'll learn about the incredible minor turnaround. We'll look at songs that use this essential jazz progression, talk about various voicing approaches, and explore comping rhythms. We’ll also discuss how to add reharmonization and how to solo to get a professional sound.

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Section 3

Blues Accompaniment

Learn accompaniment techniques for Blues music.

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1
Slow Blues Left Hand Accompaniment 1

Learn a total of 8 essential left hand patterns for playing slow blues. You can immediately apply techniques such as 4-on-the-floor or open stride to inject a fresh approach to your blues jams.

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2
Rockin Blues Bass Lines 1

Learn 12 essential blue piano accompaniment techniques.  You'll learn shuffles, slow blues, walking bass, country blues, stride, 4-on-the-floor, and boogie blues.

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3
Jazzy Blues Comping 1

Learn the art of jazz comping on the Jazzy-Blues chord progression, used in tunes like Route 66.  You'll discover how to add colored notes to the chord, use chord shells, and develop blues fills.

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10 Essential Jazz & Blues Piano Endings 1

Learn 10 essential jazz & blues piano outros and endings for beginner to intermediate players that you can use on just about any lead sheet or fake book song.

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Section 4

Song Accompaniment

Learn accompaniment techniques for specific songs

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1
The Girl From Ipanema – Accompaniment

In this course, you will learn how to create a beautiful bossa nova accompaniment to "The Girl From Ipanema." Jonny teaches the A section of the song for all playing levels, progressively adding more syncopated rhythms to the accompaniment. Yannick explores the B section of the song and expands on the groove and musical concepts involved.

Incomplete
2
Silent Night – Bossa Accompaniment 1

A beautiful Latin Bossa Nova accompaniment for Silent Night. Using chord shells and a root-fifth bass approach, this rendition will have all your friends singing along during the holidays!

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3
O Holy Night – Contemporary Piano 1

Learn how to play O Holy Night in a contemporary piano style. Starting with the lead sheet, we'll learn the melody, chords, how to stylize the left hand, harmonize the right hand, and other accompaniment techniques.

Incomplete
4
Fly Me to the Moon – Accompaniment 1

In this comprehensive jazz swing course, we'll learn how to accompany on Fly Me to the Moon. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the chords, review some basic left hand patterns, add right hand fills, and learn an intro/outro for a beautiful final arrangement.

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5
Fly Me to the Moon – Band Accompaniment 1

In this comprehensive jazz swing course, we'll learn how to accompany on Fly Me to the Moon in a band setting. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the chords, apply rootless voicings, add right hand fills, and learn an intro/outro for a beautiful final arrangement.

Incomplete
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Accompaniment
4 sections
Learning Focus
  • Learn important rhythmic patterns for accompaniment
  • Master common harmonic concepts approaches used on piano
  • Learn how to use fills and melodic ideas with accompaniment
Full Description

Learn the principles of accompaniment on piano. This track focuses on various approaches to playing accompaniments for pop, jazz, and blues styles of music.