Cocktail Piano (Jazz Ballad) Shells

Instructor
Jonny May
Quick Tip
Level 2
12:56

Learning Focus
  • Accompanying
  • Chords
  • Lead Sheets
Music Style
  • Jazz Ballads

Learn how to create a beautiful left hand accompaniment on a jazz ballad using shells.

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