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Jonny May
Student Collaboration
04/05/2023 9:00 am (PST)

Welcome to the Jazz Ballad Composition Collaboration!

This is your opportunity to play with Jonny and the other members in the community!

In this month’s collaboration, you’re going to compose an original jazz ballad using the chord progression for the classic tune, Danny Boy.

To participate, simply follow these four steps:

  1. Review the attached chord sheet and compose an original melody and left hand accompaniment.  If you’re not sure sure how to compose a jazz ballad, you can learn in the Jazz Ballad Composition Course here.
  2. Practice your composition with the attached practice track. 
  3. Set your smartphone or tablet next to your keyboard and record yourself playing with the below performance video (not the practice track).  Make sure you are recording in landscape mode (not vertical), the lighting looks good, and make sure you that your keyboard audio and Jonny’s accompaniment audio are loud enough for your camera microphone to pickup. Also, I recommend recording your face and your hands so viewers get the full experience 😊
  4. Upload your video to this link by March 31st at 11:59pm PST. All participant’s videos will be edited into a final performance video and published next month in the PWJ membership.

Lastly, feel free to dress up and have fun with this! This is your chance to shine!

That’s it! Now let’s hear your Jazz Ballad composition!

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