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Instructor
Jonny May
Workshop
Intermediate
01:43:52

In this workshop, you will learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style – the Major Blues Scale.

We’ll start with 3 exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed. Jonny will you teach you his best techniques for improvising, including 3 essential grips, 8th notes, triplets, slides, turns, and other line building tips. We’ll dive further into the scale by learning the fingering for both hands in all 12 keys.

In the end, you’ll be able to improvise with this scale over blues, swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballads!

Course Objectives
  • Learn the Major Blues Scale with fingering for both hands in all 12 keys
  • Practice 3 essential exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed
  • Develop your improv technique with grips, 8th notes and triplets
  • Discover Jonny's top 3 tips for creating interesting lines
  • Embellish the right hand with slides and turns
  • Understand how to use this scale to improv over 4 styles: blues, swing, bossa nova, and jazz ballad
Learning Focus
  • Exercises
  • Improvisation
  • Scales
Featured Reviews

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Exhiliarating and a great foundation fro improvisation
Basically you cant play a wrong note except for the E on F7 but you can manipulate that with anticipation or a passing note
The major blue scale
This is something great Jonny...thanks a lot
Gospel keys is amazing
Jonny this is so amazing. I really enjoyed all the techniques
Majoring on the gospel blues scale. An absolute must!
Mountains of info and cool techniques to help get to grips with this oh so important style of music. A lot to learn but so worth it and so much fun. Thanks Jonny.
Improv Inspiration!
As a former classical pianist, I was unsure about doing improvisation. Jonny's encouraging words and his joy in sharing these principles and techniques were frankly life-giving to my enthusiasm! Thanks for your passion, Jonny, and I feel a new world is opening up for me, and it is SO MUCH FUN!
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Exhiliarating and a great foundation fro improvisation
Basically you cant play a wrong note except for the E on F7 but you can manipulate that with anticipation or a passing note
The major blue scale
This is something great Jonny...thanks a lot
Gospel keys is amazing
Jonny this is so amazing. I really enjoyed all the techniques
Majoring on the gospel blues scale. An absolute must!
Mountains of info and cool techniques to help get to grips with this oh so important style of music. A lot to learn but so worth it and so much fun. Thanks Jonny.
Improv Inspiration!
As a former classical pianist, I was unsure about doing improvisation. Jonny's encouraging words and his joy in sharing these principles and techniques were frankly life-giving to my enthusiasm! Thanks for your passion, Jonny, and I feel a new world is opening up for me, and it is SO MUCH FUN!
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