Improvising Blues Piano part 1: The basic principles

with Tim Richards

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Beginner 48 lessons (1h 35m) Sheet music included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Tim's been playing the blues since the 1980s and our improvising blues piano 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 more. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Play authentic blues piano in the keys of C, F & G 

  • Improvise using a range of great sounding right-hand ideas and licks. 

  • Play several left-hand bass patterns

  • Know useful two-handed accompaniment styles

  • Level up your coordination & independence with Tim’s tricks

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 piano 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 the improvising blues piano course is the one for you!

Tim composed all pieces in this blues piano course except where otherwise indicated. Many of the pieces and examples in this course are taken from Tim's best-selling book 'Improvising Blues Piano'. The book is not required to take the course but contains additional material and is the perfect book for your piano or music stand. 

Discover the world of blues piano, and level up your piano skills today! Be sure to check out part 2 to Tim’s course once complete.