Improvising Blues Piano part 2: Playing authentically

with Tim Richards

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Intermediate 40 lessons (2h 12m) Sheet music included Mobile, Tablet + Desktop

Welcome to Part 2 of the ‘Improvising Blues Piano’ course (you can find part 1 here).

Tim Richards has been playing the blues since the 1980s and this online 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 many more. Tim composed all pieces in this course except where otherwise indicated.

If you’ve completed Part 1 of Tim’s series of online blues piano lessons, you’ll already be playing blues in C, F and G and have a small repertoire of left-hand bass patterns and right-hand ideas. In Part 2, we’ll take things to the next level, exploring a few new keys and chords, and some more challenging left-hand patterns.

Many of the pieces and examples in this course are taken from Tim's best-selling book "Improvising Blues Piano" which has helped tens of thousands of pianists.

“I highly recommend the book... It's the best I've seen yet."

and feedback from people who have the book:
"Without a close second, the best instruction book ever!"

Let’s start by revisiting a style we looked at briefly in Part 1 – the two-handed SHUFFLE… and see what else we can learn from there. 

So take the next step today and continue on your improvising blues piano journey.