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John Proulx
07/19/2023 10:00 am (PST)

In this Live Workshop, John will be teaching a live lesson while you ask him questions.

This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing.

We’re excited to invite you to this month’s workshop where we’ll be exploring how to accompany in a band setting on the song, “Girl From Ipanema.” The workshop will be cover the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Lead Sheet Melody: you will learn the melody, root position 7th chords, and chord progression analysis.
  • Lesson 2: Band Accompanying With Open Voicing 7th Chords: you will learn open position 2-hand voicings with added chord extensions for color.
  • Lesson 3: Band Accompanying With 4-Note Quartal Voicings: you will learn 2-hand quartal voicings with added chord alterations for color and good voice leading.
  • Lesson 4: Band Accompanying With Left-Hand Rootless Voicings: you will learn how to play 4-note rootless voicings in your left hand in a bossa rhythm while adding melodic fills in your right hand.
  • Lesson 5: Accompanying Intro and Ending: you will learn how to play a vamp intro and ending that is typical in bossa nova tunes.
  • Lesson 6: Putting It All Together: we will put all of the techniques we learned into a final arrangement that includes an intro, melody, accompanying a solo, and ending.

This workshop will be a lot of fun, so we hope to see you there!

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