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Jonny May
Course
Advanced
10:04:54

The most comprehensive course on Blues soloing. Learn essential techniques for generating awesome blues lines, including harmonized 8ths & triplets, slides, turns, rolls, runs, smash licks, and more.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the Blues form, Chords, Scales, and Shuffles
  • Master Blues harmonized Lines with Slides
  • Learn how to play turns and rolls & how to combine them with runs
  • Learn 10 Awesome Licks, 6 Flashy Runs, Tremolos, and Smash Licks
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Groove
  • Improvisation
Featured Reviews

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Absolutely Brilliant !!!!!
Full marks to Johnny - much as been said about what comes first - blues or jazz. My last tutor said Jazz - he's wrong.. a Barry Harris graduate..not that there is anything wrong with Barry Harris. I have learned more with this course in 4 and half months than I have learned over several years. The techniques have stuck and will transfer to Jazz so learning blues first is a ABSOLUTE MUST, it focuses on technique and you wont regret it. But dont be fooled - it is rigorous, not for the faint hearted and requires determination and resilience. If you dont have that - dont go there. The eureka light goes on, when you've cracked an element that you thought you never do, it becomes really enjoyable and inspiring to know thats when you know you can play the piano. Bear in mind there are many more keys to cover, its only the beginning... I think I can see the base camp of Mount Everest, Thanks again Johnny.
good to do it a second time after Covid Period
good teaching
Absolutely awesome
Taken 3 months but completed the course. Thank you Jonny for your boundless generosity and superb teaching. Life changing stuff. Practice. Practice. Practice….
Challenging and Rewarding
Well done. I appreciate the patience in teaching these principles and Im looking forward to mastering them.
Mountain of information and techniques.
Some content a bit above my level but very inspiring, just takes me a bit longer. Arthritic hands, particularly the index fingers and thumbs makes an extra challenge but that’s what them old digits need to keep moving.

Course Lessons

1
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 1
28:34

3 Blues Chords, 12-Bar Blues Form, Blues Groove With Colorful Chords

2
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 2
48:17

Easy Blues Shuffle, Medium Blues Shuffle

3
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 3
54:37

C Blues Scale, 8th-Note Exercise, Triplet Exercise, 2 Patterns

4
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 4
66:46

Principles of Soloing, One-Octave Lines, Harmonized Lines, Two-Octave Lines, Line Building Tips

5
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 5
67:32

Down-Slides, Up-Slides, Double-Slides, Combined Slides, Harmonized Slides

6
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 6
67:26

Three Turns, Combined Turns, Turn-Runs

7
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 7
78:58

Roll 1, Roll 2, Two Roll-Runs

8
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 8
67:38

10 Awesome Licks, 3 Harmonization Tricks

10
The 10-Lesson Blues Challenge 2 – Lesson 10
61:01

2 Off-The-Beat Rolls, 3 Tremolos, 4 Smash Licks

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Absolutely Brilliant !!!!!
Full marks to Johnny - much as been said about what comes first - blues or jazz. My last tutor said Jazz - he's wrong.. a Barry Harris graduate..not that there is anything wrong with Barry Harris. I have learned more with this course in 4 and half months than I have learned over several years. The techniques have stuck and will transfer to Jazz so learning blues first is a ABSOLUTE MUST, it focuses on technique and you wont regret it. But dont be fooled - it is rigorous, not for the faint hearted and requires determination and resilience. If you dont have that - dont go there. The eureka light goes on, when you've cracked an element that you thought you never do, it becomes really enjoyable and inspiring to know thats when you know you can play the piano. Bear in mind there are many more keys to cover, its only the beginning... I think I can see the base camp of Mount Everest, Thanks again Johnny.
good to do it a second time after Covid Period
good teaching
Absolutely awesome
Taken 3 months but completed the course. Thank you Jonny for your boundless generosity and superb teaching. Life changing stuff. Practice. Practice. Practice….
Challenging and Rewarding
Well done. I appreciate the patience in teaching these principles and Im looking forward to mastering them.
Mountain of information and techniques.
Some content a bit above my level but very inspiring, just takes me a bit longer. Arthritic hands, particularly the index fingers and thumbs makes an extra challenge but that’s what them old digits need to keep moving.
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