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Improvising Blues Piano

The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion

By Tim Richards

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Piano - intermediate
The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion. Composed by Tim Richards. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music with CD. Schott. Improvising Blues Piano covers all styles 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. Blues Instruction, Classical. Book with CD. 12504. 264 pages. Schott Music #ED 12504. Published by Schott Music (HL.49003248).

Item Number: HL.49003248

ISBN 9780946535972. 9x12 inches. English.

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 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Blueberry Hill', 'Blue Monk', 'Got My Mojo workin', 'Honky Tonk Train Blues', 'How Long Blues', 'Just a Closer Walk with Thee', 'Pine Top's 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 listeningEach 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 CD contains all the pieces, including some play-along tracks, performed by Tim Richards.A very useful and comprehensive survey of different blues styles. Tim's clear demonstrations on the accompanying CD make this the essential book for all aspiring blues pianists (Jools Holland)This book leaves any possible competition standing at the post. (Brian Priestley, Jazzwise Magazine)I highly recommend the book. It's the best I've seen yet... Helpful features include a grat Cd by the London-based Richards, who is a top-notch performer, recording artist and educator. It's almost like having your own personal instructor. (Blues Review, USA)The presentation is immaculate, the method is logical and friendly. This book feels good... (MOJO)A brilliant new publication from Schott. Each chapter extends the player's harmonic knowledge and gives clear instructions how to progress... You learn not just how to play the blues but also its history and major exponents. Tim Richard's enthusiasm for the subject is both infectious and inspiring. (Piano Journal)For blues piano, it's about as thorough as any book I've seen. (Jamey Aebersold, USA)Beautifully presented, it has clarity, heart and comprehensiveness. (Michael Garrick).

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  • 5

    DeLite
    Location:
    Netcong, NJ
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2018-05-20 17:35:42.0 Very Complete

    A thorough book which explains many different aspects of blues and improvisation. The skills learned can be applied to other types of improvisation as well. Can be used with a teacher, or independently. The CD is great and can be used to jam with.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Levin NZ
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2012-01-30 00:00:00.0 Improvising Blues Piano

    This is a great little tutor for learning Blues Piano. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to play blues with improvisation. Really delighted with my purchase

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  • 5

    Martin
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2011-08-04 00:00:00.0 best blues piano book

    If you want to become a well rounded blues piano player, get this book. It is so complete, teaches you a wide variety of left-hand figures, explains quite some theory and has authentic-sounding versions of many blues classics. The explanation is really good,it is not limited to...

    one type of blues (but includes jazzy blues, boogie woogie, Chicago style, New Orleans, stride piano, walking bass, etc.) For me, it also served as a starting point for improvisation. I play a lot of jazz nowadays, but the improvisation principles taught here are much more inspiring than all the theory books.

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  • 5

    Cristi
    Location:
    Romania Valu lui Traian
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2011-02-20 00:00:00.0 the title is expressive

    It's great for people that want to learn blues. I'm a smp level 7 and i started to learn piano 6 months ago. This book is exactly what i was looking for.

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