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Improvising Blues Piano

The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion
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Improvising Blues Piano covers all styles from the 1920s to the present, from the early boogie pioneers via swing, gospel, jump-jive, New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City schools, to the more sophisticated jazz and funky blues of the current scene.
Product number: ED 12504D
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Description

The forerunner to the awarded-winning Exploring Jazz Piano books, Improvising Blues Piano examines the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic aspects of the blues, assuming a basic competence of around grade 3. All styles are covered from the 1920s to the present, from the early boogie pioneers via swing, gospel, jump-jive, New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City schools, to the more sophisticated jazz and funky blues of the current scene.


Each chapter is graded within itself, providing some challenging pieces towards the end. Improvising is encouraged at all stages, with assignments giving ideas and guidance. The accompanying audio tracks include all the pieces, and some play-along tracks, performed by Tim Richards. This title presents over 60 pieces, including many original compositions by the author, together with new arrangements of well-known standards such as 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Blueberry Hill', 'Blue Monk', 'Got My Mojo workin', 'Honky Tonk Train Blues', 'How Long Blues', 'Just a Closer Walk with Thee', 'Pine Top's Boogie Woogie', 'St Louis Blues' etc.

 

Richards' guidance includes:
• Authentic left-hand patterns and bass lines
• Professional chord voicings, blues scales, licks and riffs
• Co-ordination exercises for both hands
• Suggested listening

 

IMPROVING BLUES PIANO - Press Reviews


"A very useful and comprehensive survey of different blues styles. Tim's clear demonstrations on the accompanying audio material make this the essential book for all aspiring blues pianists" - Jools Holland


"This book leaves any possible competition standing at the post." - Brian Priestley, Jazzwise Magazine


"I highly recommend the book. It's the best I've seen yet... Helpful features include a Cd by the London-based Richards, who is a top-notch performer, recording artist and educator. It's almost like having your own personal instructor." - Blues Review, USA


"A brilliant new publication from Schott. Each chapter extends the player's harmonic knowledge and gives clear instructions how to progress... You learn not just how to play the blues but also its history and major exponents. Tim Richard's enthusiasm for the subject is both infectious and inspiring." - Piano Journal


"Beautifully presented, it has clarity, heart and comprehensiveness." - Michael Garrick

Video Course
Tim Richards has also created video courses to compliment this book with our partners, MusicGurus.
Improvising Blues Piano part 1: The basic principles
Improvising Blues Piano part 2: Playing authentically

More Information

Title:
Improvising Blues Piano
The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion
Language:
English
Brand:
Schott Music
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
ED 12504D
ISMN13:
979-0-2201-3859-1
ISBN13:
978-1-84761-512-1
Weight:
0,97 kg
Pages:
264
Format:
23.1cm x 30.3cm
Binding:
Paperback/Softcover

Preview/Media Contents

Video:
Music Gurus - Improvising Blues Piano - Online Course 1
Music Gurus - Improvising Blues Piano - Online Course 2
Improvising Blues Piano

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