By the end of this course you’ll be able to play an authentic blues in the keys of C, F & G and improvise using a range of great sounding right-hand ideas and licks.
The course draws on lessons, exercises and pieces from Tim's best-selling book, 'Improvising Blues Piano', published by Schott Music. "The essential book for all aspiring blues pianists" - Jools HollandInstrument Piano
Tim's been playing the blues since the 1980s and this course draws on his experience touring and recording with UK and US legends such as Otis Grand, Earl Green, Dana Gillespie, Larry Garner, Joe Louis Walker and many many more. Tim composed all pieces in this course except where otherwise indicated.
By the end of this course you’ll be able to play an authentic blues in the keys of C, F & G and improvise using a range of great sounding right-hand ideas and licks. You’ll also learn several left-hand bass patterns, some useful two-handed accompaniment styles, and tricks to improve your coordination & independence.
The course is for any intermediate pianist who wants to start playing the blues and improvising in the style. You don't need any knowledge of blues scales or harmony before starting the course, everything's included!
The blues is one of the most loved, and most influential forms of music in history, and forms the basis of a lot of today’s contemporary music. Learning the blues is also a great way into playing jazz as the skills and concepts are common to both.
So if you want to learn to play authentically and improve your overall musicianship then this is the course for you.
Many of the pieces and examples in this course are taken from Tim's best-selling book 'Improvising Blues Piano' that has helped tens of thousands of pianists. The book is not required to take the course but contains additional exercises and material for those wishing to go into even more depth.
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