Customer Reviews for Alfred's Teach Yourself To Play Blues at the Keyboard - Book/CD
Location: from Chicago, Ill
November 27, 2011
A;lfreds Teach Yourself to play the Blues
I have several other books in this Alfred series. I bought the book for getting more song examples for understanding playing the Blues. The examples are progressive where they start out very basic and then add more to the song examples as the book progresses. This book shows actual small song blues examples where other books just show small blues patterns to play. Book is 77 pages of various song examples. More intended for the intermediate keyboard player that wants to learn some different song concepts of the blues. Key signatures of all the songs in this book are very easy- C,F,Bb, and G. They have a very good backing track CD (46 tracks)to play along with the various song examples. So if you want to play allot of song examples to get the feel of blues style of playing, this book might be for you. pianomanDT
17 of 35 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Angola, Indiana
July 1, 2011
Alfred's Teach Yourself To Play Blues
Fun to play the groovy pieces with the 46 track CD. A good book for piano students to learn different styles of blues along with blues scales, chords and progressions.
24 of 39 people found this review helpful.
January 24, 2011
Not for advanced players
If you have done even some advanced training as a child, this is not for you. But it is good, very good for the advanced novice who lacks special skills
26 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Olympia, WA
July 11, 2008
Finally a Blues Book that works
I tried several books that were supposed to get you into blues piano. Most were as dull as the old fashioned boring piano lessons I hated years ago. As an adult, and recently starting to play again, I found this book to be just right. The CD is a big help, the pieces really sound nice and I am having fun - which to mind mind is what music should be about.
41 of 82 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Potsdam, Germany
May 22, 2007
excellent ! Thanks to Dr. Konowitz
42 of 77 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Ohio
April 4, 2007
After reading the first review I was gung ho to get this book but so far it isn't working for me very well.
22 of 43 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Brisbane, Australia
February 27, 2003
an excellent and easy to follow study of the true blues, Each study within the book contained challenging test pieces with all the true bluesy sounds incorporated within the course. For anyone interested in learning keyboard blues this book I can recommend as a good starting point.
31 of 51 people found this review helpful.