Book with Online Audio File
Published by Schott
The forerunner to the awarded-winning Exploring Jazz Piano books, Improvising Blues Piano examines the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic aspects of the blues, assuming a basic competence of around grade 3.
All styles are covered from the 1920s to the present, from the early boogie pioneers via swing, gospel, jump-jive, New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City schools, to the more sophisticated jazz and funky blues of the current scene.
Over 60 pieces, including many original compositions by the author, together with new arrangements of well-known standarts such as Aint No Sunshine, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monk, Got My Mojo workin, Honky Tonk Train Blues, How Long Blues, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Pine Tops Boogie Woogie, St Louis Blues etc.
• Authentic left-hand patterns and bass lines
• Professional chord voicings, blues scales, licks and riffs
• Co-ordination exercises for both hands
• Suggested listening
Each chapter is graded within itself, providing some challenging pieces towards the end. Improvising is encouraged at all stages, with assignments giving ideas and guidance.
The accompanying audio is performed by Tim Richards.
Series: Schott Pop-Styles
Binding: Paperback/Soft Cover
Edition Type: edition with CD
Publisher: Schott Music