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Creative Ideas For Your Blues Shuffle

with Paddy Milner

Get creative with your Blues Shuffle on the piano! Learn from Tom Jones' choice pianist, and arguably one of the best blues piano players in the world!

…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck

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  • 2413 lessons from one of the top blues pianists in the world
  • Downloadable PDF for each lesson, with sheet music, practice tips, & more!
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Course Length
14 lessons · 2h 17m

Paddy Milner is recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world. Following years with the late great Jack Bruce, he's now the current keyboard player of choice for Sir Tom Jones. He is also a two times winner of the Best Keyboard Player category in the British Blues awards.

The aim of the course is to get better at improvising on a blues shuffle. In the course, Paddy starts by playing an authentic blues shuffle crammed with great ideas and riffs. He then breaks everything down, explaining what he's doing in detail, giving you plenty of creative ideas for you to use in your own playing.

Good luck! You can start by trying out a free video below to get a feel for the course.
You'll be playing some awesome sounding blues piano in minutes..

Lesson Plan

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Demonstration - let's play some blues

Exploring the 'Pinetop Smith' riff

Mixing it up with the 'Pinetop Smith' riff

Riffs based on a second inversion chord

Exploring descending 3rds

Ideas for an introduction

The engine room - left hand bass

Ideas for chords V-IV (bars 9-10)

Exploring 'rolling' chords

Piano break no.1

Piano break no.2

Exploring endings

Some extra ideas

Student Reviews

keep up the great work!
All of Paddy's courses are the best courses about blues, boogie and New Orleans piano I've ever done. Thank you! I’m practising the whole day, and if he ever makes another course I'm buying it immediately!

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Paddy Milner

Paddy Milner is not only recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world (he is currently keyboard player of choice for SIR TOM JONES , following several years with the late great JACK BRUCE), but also as a superb original songwriter and distinctive singer. Just read the praise from the likes of Dave Brubeck!
He has twice won the award for Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards.
He holds a long standing residency as founder member of the Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion at the world renowned Ronnie Scott's club.
His current group LONDONOLA plays homegrown British music with a strong dose of New Orleans spirit, and his new collaborative group JAWBONE will see it’s eagerly anticipated debut album released in late 2016.

“I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck
“I highly recommend it. Somehow things start to feel much better!” Jack Bruce
“The best blues piano player in Europe…” Blues Access, USA
“Impressive & original” The Times
“Dazzling” The Independent


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