Blues Piano – Track 1
Follow this Learning Track to get started with the Blues style.
Learn the blues form, chords, scale, and a the basics of improv to get started on your blues path.
The most comprehensive course on Blues improvisation! Learn essential techniques for generating blues lines, including 8ths, triplets, lower/upper positions, slides, harmonies, patterns, & more.
Learn 10 essential jazz & blues piano outros and endings for beginner to intermediate players that you can use on just about any lead sheet or fake book song.
Learn the most important piano scale for improvising over any musical style - the Major Blues Scale. We’ll cover essential exercises to master finger control, dexterity and speed, and we'll explore several techniques for improvising with this scale over various styles.
Build your blues improvisation skills with a combination of soloing tools and riffs.
The most comprehensive course on Blues licks and riffs! You'll learn 60 essential riffs, including single-note riffs, double-note riffs, ostinatos, runs, & how to combine riffs.
Learn 3 essential blues piano Fire Licks and riffs to create an exciting blues improvisation. You'll improv over 12 Bar Blues with your teacher Jonny May.
Learn how to play smooth blues piano licks using 3 essential Grips. You'll discover how to connect blues licks and riffs to improvise seamless blues lines.
Learn how to improvise blues piano in the key of G, including 8ths, triplets, lower/upper position lines, slides, harmonized lines, licks, riffs, and runs.
Learn the tools for how to create an awesome blues solo. Each week, discover new techniques like 8ths, Triplets, Lower/Upper Position, Harmonized Lines, Slides, Turns, & Rolls.
Learn how to play 2 blues roll piano exercises. Master blues roll timing, multiple positions, combining hands, and transforming any lick into a roll.
Learn 5 rhythm exercises for blues piano improv. We'll cover the blues scale, 12-bar blues form, & 1-measure & 2-measure "Rhythm Templates".
Learn blues shuffles and explore the sound of medium tempo blues piano.
Take the St Louis Blues Challenge, where we'll develop the lead sheet into a blues shuffle arrangement. Learn techniques like shuffle grooves, melodic embellishments, slides, & chord pops.
A deep dive on the 4-On-The-Floor Blues, with 6 essential 4-On-The-Floor patterns. An essential course if you want to have a variety of left hand blues accompaniments.
Learn the characteristic left hand bounce that creates a Burlesque & Broadway Kickline sound.
Learn Cruella De Vil in Vaudeville era style piano (Burlesque Blues). From the lead sheet, we apply the Burlesque-blues left hand, right hand harmonies, slides, fills, & discuss soloing techniques.
Learn the fundamentals of the Broadway Kickline style with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star like you've never heard it. Explore how to bluesify the lead sheet with slides, chord punches, & more.
Achieve an exciting, big, full blues sound with the Burlesque Blues Groove as we practice over the 12-bar blues form.
Explore the stylization of slow blues to create a sultry New Orleans sound.
Transform the Amazing Grace piano hymn into the Slow Gospel Blues style. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll add a left hand gospel groove, right hand embellishments, a stock gospel intro, and discuss how to improvise a solo.
Learn the classic George Gershwin tune "Summertime" in the slow jazzy blues style. Using the lead sheet, we'll stylize the left hand chords, embellish the right hand melody, compose an intro/outro, and complete the arrangement with a tasty solo!
Learn a total of 8 essential left hand patterns for playing slow blues. You can immediately apply techniques such as 4-on-the-floor or open stride to inject a fresh approach to your blues jams.
Learn 3 techniques for slow blues piano improv, including blues chords, 12-bar blues form, the harmonized blues scale, 8th lines, triplet lines, and slides.
Learn slow jazz and blues piano improvisation right now! Essential chords & professional techniques for beginner, intermediate & advanced jazz pianists.
Learn 3 exercises to master slow blues piano improv, inluding 8th note, triplet, and slide exercises over the minor blues walkdown progression.
Add new chords and extended harmonies to get a more jazzy sound in your blues playing.
Learn the art of jazz comping on the Jazzy-Blues chord progression, used in tunes like Route 66. You'll discover how to add colored notes to the chord, use chord shells, and develop blues fills.
Transform how you comp (accompany) over Dominant 7 chords in a jazz or blues tune. We explore how to build chords with extensions, most common positions, groove patterns, & jamming with a band.
Learn 12 essential blue piano accompaniment techniques. You'll learn shuffles, slow blues, walking bass, country blues, stride, 4-on-the-floor, and boogie blues.
What is cocktail blues piano? You can use these 4 steps to master this specific dialect of cocktail jazz to add some bluesy personality to your sound.
Learn a jazzy blues tune with chromatic passing dominant chords and a turnaround ending. This song demonstrates the variety of colors you can create with blues chords and rhythms.
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With this structured Blues Learning Track, you’ll be guided step-by-step to your goal of becoming a confident blues pianist. After learning the foundations, we’ll dive into a variety of blues styles.