Anyone interested in learning to play blues keyboard can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. Beginning concepts include basic chords, scales, blues melodies, improvisation, turnarounds, intros, the 12-bar blues form, walking bass, and playing in a band. Intermediate topics include chord extensions, blues techniques, building bass lines, playing in key, ii--V substitutions, and slow blues. Advanced techniques include tremolo, octaves, grace notes, and two-handed chords. The book covers a variety of styles, including Chicago blues, New Orleans R&B, and jazz blues, as well as topics like chromaticism, motivic development, melodic expansion, groove, and articulation. Packed with sample licks and songs, this book is essential for any keyboardist serious about learning the blues. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.
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