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Advanced Jazz Piano Arranging

Explore the enchanting world of "Advanced Jazz Piano Arranging" as we delve into the timeless gem Chelsea Bridge composed by Billy Strayhorn in 1941. Aptly described as an impressionistic jazz standard, this piece, initially recorded with Duke Ellington, has graced the repertoire of jazz legends like Joe Henderson and Tommy Flanagan.

In this course, we'll dissect the fundamental structure of the tune and craft a comprehensive solo piano arrangement in the classic jazz ballad style. Students will master techniques to enrich and amplify their arrangements, utilizing the entire piano to create depth and resonance. Additionally, we'll explore techniques for adding vibrant colors and dynamic fills, along with incorporating basic stride piano techniques. Join us as we embark on a journey to elevate your jazz piano arranging skills to new heights.

Course Details:

Course Teacher: nina
Course Start Date: April 1st, 2024
Course End Date: May 31st, 2024
Recital Date: May 28th, 2024
Premier Access Expires On: July 15th, 2024

Course Syllabus:

Class 1 - First 8 measures of the song

Class 2 - Next 8 measures

Class 3 - The bridge

Class 4 - Finishing up the arrangement

Class 5 - Lead sheet work

Class 6 - Tips and Tricks

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You can alter the assignment to make it easier for yourself. For example, try playing an easier left-hand part, or maybe just submit the melody alone. Point is, it is best to submit something rather than nothing.

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Released on: April 1st at 12:00am

Class #1 - Chelsea Bridge Pt. 1

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Class #2 - Chelsea Bridge Pt. 2

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Class #3 - Chelsea Bridge Pt. 3

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Class #4 - Chelsea Bridge Pt. 4

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Class #5 - Chelsea Bridge Pt. 5

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Class #6 - Chelsea Bridge Pt. 6

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Released on: May 28th at 12:45pm

Advanced Jazz Piano Arranging Student Recital

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