Blues Keyboard Method, Level 1: An Essential Study of Blues PIANO and ORGAN for the Novice Player (School of the Blues Lesson Series)

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Blues Keyboard Level 1, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, is an exciting journey into blues piano and organ for the novice player. Book contains: Review of piano and theory basics; two-handed exercises in the 12 bar Blues form; development of musical ideas in the right hand over the 12 Bar Blues Progression; Blues openings, breaks and endings when performing with other musicians; and Blues as it's played on the Hammond organ.

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Overview

Blues Keyboard Level 1, within the School of the Blues Lesson Series, is an exciting journey into blues piano and organ for the novice player. Book contains: Review of piano and theory basics; two-handed exercises in the 12 bar Blues form; development of musical ideas in the right hand over the 12 Bar Blues Progression; Blues openings, breaks and endings when performing with other musicians; and Blues as it's played on the Hammond organ.

This series is designed for students of other instruments to play together. If you have friends that play harmonica, guitar, bass or drums, tell them about this series so that you can play together.

This book is accompanied by a CD recording of all examples (played by author Steve Czarnecki).

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  • ISBN-13: 9780786675326
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Series: School of Blues
  • Edition description: Book & CD
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


About The Author & School of the Blues Lesson Series - Track 1     3
Music Primer     4
Understanding Music Notation (Ex. 1.1-1.16)     4
Understanding Music Theory     7
Intervals (Ex. 1.17)-Track 1     7
Scales (Ex. 1.18-20)     7
Chords (Ex. 1.21-1.32) - Tracks 1-2     7
Dominant 7th Scales (Ex. 1.33-1.36) - Track 2     11
Inversions (Ex. 1.37-1.47)     13
12 Bar Blues Progression (Ex. 1.48-1.49) - Track 3     16
Two-Handed Blues - 12 Bar Music Examples (Ex. 2.1-2.12) - Tracks 4-15     18
Improvising in the Blues     27
Harmonic Elements- Blues Scales (Ex. 3.1-3.2) - Tracks 16-17     27
Structural Improvisation (Ex. 3.3-3.14) - Tracks 18-29     28
Chorus Forms (Ex. 3.15-3.20) - Tracks 30-35     32
Openings, Endings & Breaks     39
Openings (Ex. 4.1-4.2) - Tracks 36-37     39
Breaks (Ex. 4.3-4.4) - Tracks 38-39     39
Endings (Ex. 4.5-4.7) - Tracks 40-42     40
Blues Organ     42
Typical Drawbar Settings - Tracks 43-56     43
Organ Music Examples (Ex. 5.1-5.4) - Tracks 57-60     44
Organ Techniques (Ex. 5.5-5.8) - Track 61     46
Final Thoughts,Recommended Listening & Thanks To     47
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