Yancey and Barrelhouse left-hand patterns

Tim Richards Lesson time: (3min 2sec)

In this video, Tim shows you the Yancey bassline, named after the tune "Yancey Special" that was written by Meade Lux Lewis for his hero, Jimmy Yancey. He also shows you the Barrelhouse bassline, one of the most common left-hand patterns in blues

About the instructor


Critically acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Tim Richards is one of Britain’s most experienced jazz educators, teaching piano privately for over 30 years, as well as at Morley College, Goldsmiths College, the University of Surrey, Premises Studios and other venues in the UK and abroad. He has produced numerous titles for Schott Music, including the best-selling two-volume Exploring Jazz PianoBlues, Boogie & Gospel Collection and the acclaimed Improvising Blues Piano. He is also...  read more

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48 lessons (1h 35m) Advanced video features Downloadable sheet music Mobile, tablet & desktop access 100% satisfaction guarantee