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John Proulx
08/02/2023 10:00 am (PST)

This month’s workshop is a solo accompaniment workshop over the great standard, “Blue Skies”. You will be accompanying a recording of John Proulx as vocalist! The lessons will include:

  • Lead Sheet Melody: learning the melody and the root position 7th chords.
  • Accompanying Shells with Rhythmic Hits: Playing the 3rd and 7th in your right hand with rhythmic hits while playing the root in your left hand.
  • Accompanying 3-Note Voicings with 2-Feel Bass: Playing 3-note voicings in your right with added chord extensions (5th, 9th, or 13th) and rhythmic hits while playing a “2-Feel” bass pattern in your left hand.
  • Accompanying 4-Note Rootless Voicings with Walking Bass: Adding a fourth note to your right-hand comping while walking a bass line with your left hand.
  • Intro and Ending: Playing a minor turn around intro with rhythmic hits, and then a tag ending with a walk-down chord progression.
  • Accompanying Putting it All Together: Playing an arrangement with the intro, the form of the song using the different techniques from the previous lessons, comping for the soloist, accompanying the melody from the bridge, and then playing the Coda ending.

This workshop will be a lot of fun and very informative, so I hope to see you there!

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