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Best of Blues Piano

By Todd Lowry

Piano/Keyboard - Difficulty: medium
Hal Leonard Signature Licks. Blues. Instructional book (softcover) and accompaniment CD. With introductory text, instructional text and standard notation. 51 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695841).

Item Number: HL.695841

ISBN 9780634079023. 9x12 inches. Keyboard Signature Licks by Todd Lowry.

A step-by-step breakdown of the piano styles and techniques of Dr. John, Pete Johnson, Professor Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, and others that uses their actual licks to teach. 14 songs are covered, including Blueberry Hill, Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?), The Pearls and more.

About Hal Leonard Signature Licks

The Signature Licks book/audio packs are especially formatted to give instruction on how to play a particular artist style by using the actual transcribed, "right from the record" licks! Designed for use by anyone from beginner right up to the experienced player who is looking to expand their insight. The books contain full performance notes and an overview of each artist or group's style with transcriptions in notes and tab. The audio accompaniment features playing tips and techniques, as well as playing examples at a slower tempo.

  • Tipitina  Performed by Dr. John
  • Big Chief  Performed by Professor Longhair
  • Blueberry Hill  Performed by Fats Domino
  • Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)  Performed by Pinetop Perkins
  • Confessin' The Blues  Performed by Jay McShann
  • Cow Cow Blues  Performed by Cow Cow Davenport
  • Diving Duck  Performed by Otis Spann
  • Everyday I Have The Blues  Performed by Memphis Slim
  • The Pearls  Performed by Jelly Roll Morton
  • Roll 'em Pete  Performed by Pete Johnson
  • Cryin' In My Sleep  Performed by Jimmy Yancey
  • (The Original Pinetop) Boogie Woogie  Performed by Pinetop Smith
  • Route 66  Performed by Charles Brown
  • Honky Tonk Train Blues  Performed by Meade Lux Lewis

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Rome Italy
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 19, 2007 review

    The book has been used by my child, and his piano teacher says it is excellent

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  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 16, 2007 A number of short pieces

    Most all of them are too short. Otherwise OK.

    28 of 52 people found this review helpful.
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