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Jonny May

Create the classic slow blues sound with this original tune. “Bernie’s Blues” covers all the essentials to groove in this style with fills, slid notes, and reharmonization.

Course Objectives
  • Learn an original Slow Blues Tune
  • Explore various left hand approaches, from simple to complex
  • Incorporate improvisation using the blues scale
Learning Focus
  • Improvisation
  • Lead Sheets
  • Songs

Course Lessons

Bernie’s Blues – Slow Blues – Lesson 1

Lead Sheet, Melody and Chords

Bernie’s Blues – Slow Blues – Lesson 2

Root Chords, Quarter Note Patterns

Bernie’s Blues – Slow Blues – Lesson 3

Anticipations, Inverted Chords, 3/7 Approaches

Bernie’s Blues – Slow Blues – Lesson 4

Adding 10ths, Improvisation

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