In this Blues Piano Tutorial in C, I take you through an entire practice session for 16min while we break this lick down and learn it in 3 keys. The pdf is from Blues Volume 2 which contains the original bass line. In this example I teach a different bass line.
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10k subscribers came and went! Thank you everyone! This lesson is a great triplett blues lesson showing you how to lock up the hands. This is one of the most often questions I get from people! You just need to take it in sections and think about counting it out and finding what fingers fall on what beats! You... Read More
Here is one of the more popular licks that you guys ask me about. The key to getting this blues lick under your fingers is to isolate the lick into several smaller parts. I do this with all of the licks teach. By breaking it down into smaller segments, you can work to master individual parts so that when... Read More
Hey guys! Based on your feedback, example 1 of 50 Days is one of your favorite exercises for working the fingers. In day 32, we do a slight variation by changing 1 note. This is a very important note. The E natural becomes and Eb. This will help you with the iim7 V7 chord progression. Have fun! Email me... Read More
Try this example from Blues vol. 3. All 3 blues volumes have a repeated bass pattern in the key of C. This volume has 10 more licks in the key of C with Video hosted on Vimeo with detailed instruction including sheet music with fingering for every lick. Read More
Many of you know that I am launching an ear training course for adults on September 22nd. This will cover all areas of training the ear as well as using the videos for "Pitchnotics". For Adults, the goal is to have greater pitch awareness through "focus" on individual pitches, especially on your instrument. I say this to all... Read More
Here is a fun lick in the style of Oscar Peterson. When I started learning how to play the piano, Oscar with the first guy I started listening to. Try to spend a lot of time on this lick. After you get it, you will want to try transposing it into other keys. This lick is a part of... Read More
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of the East Lake School of Fine Arts. We started offering lessons on March 5th and currently have 7 students. I am so thankful for our teachers Corinne Dyer, Geni Skendo , Mike Mcguire, and all of the volunteers for their hard work. We have also had people donate instruments.... Read More
Blues Courses (and jazz course) have 4 hours of Video and 40 pdfs
I have been getting a lot of questions about the blues courses. The number 1 question is "Do the Videos come with Pdfs?" The answer is yes. Blues Volumes 1-3 and Jazz course have a total of 40 pdfs and 4 hours of Video.
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I have been enjoying teaching the live trainings on Periscope with iMusicAcademy students. This is a great way for me to encourage and challenge students who are working through the blues courses. In addition to having me there to answer questions, we are encouraging each other and have made friendships with other students. You can find me on Periscope... Read More