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Teach Yourself to Play Blues & Boogie Piano

A Quick and Easy Introduction for Intermediate to Early Advanced Players

By Michael Tarro

A Quick and Easy Introduction for Intermediate to Early Advanced Players. Piano Instruction. Blues Instruction, Boogie Woogie, Instruction. Softcover Audio Online. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.248990).

Item Number: HL.248990

ISBN 1540004422. 9x12 inches.

If you are a pianist who has already developed some ability on your instrument, and have an interest in learning about blues and boogie woogie, this book is tailor-made for you. Jazz and swing are also discussed. You'll focus on many aspects of these styles, proceeding slowly at first, then progressing more quickly after the fundamentals have been introduced. Most of the songs and arrangements are at the intermediate level. The online audio features demo tracks, as well as stylistic backing tracks – with bass and drums only – so you can play along as the soloist. Topics covered include: 12-bar blues • left-hand bass patterns • right-hand licks • turnarounds & endings • swing & dotted rhythms • improvisation • and much more.

The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 12, 2018 Real good place to start!

    This book has helped me to understand the basic rules for playing blues & boogie. Michael Tarro is a very talented teacher with a willingness to share what he knows. This book was an excellent purchase!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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