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John Proulx
05/08/2023 10:00 am (PST)

We hope you can join us for May’s live workshop on the “Misty Band Accompaniment.” This live workshop will show you many techniques on how to accompany in a duo or trio situation where you and a bassist and drummer are accompanying an instrumentalist/vocalist who is playing or singing the melody. Here’s an overview of the workshop:

  • Lesson 1: Lead sheet melody: reviewing the melody, learning root position 7th chords, and looking at the harmonic analysis.
  • Lesson 2: Band accompanying with open voicing 7th chords: 2-hand voicings using 7th chords and some chord extensions.
  • Lesson 3: Band accompanying with 4-note quartal voicings: Rootless 2-hand quartal voicings with extensions and alterations.
  • Lesson 4: Band accompanying with left-hand rootless voicings: 4-note left-hand rootless voicings with right-hand fills behind the melody.
  • Lesson 5: Band accompanying intro and ending examples: major turn around intro and a tag ending with a nice ending fill.
  • Lesson 6: Putting it all together: you’ll get to play the final arrangement where we put together all of the techniques we learned in the workshop.

You’ll be accompanying a recorded trumpet player who is playing both the melody and the final arrangement to simulate a live performance situation. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so we look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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