Welcome to A Study in Blues Piano!

As an enrolled student of this course, you have 24×7 unlimited streaming access to all the lessons and related materials for “A Study in Blues Piano – Focusing on 12 Licks,” designed and taught by instructor Kent Smith.

Enrolled students can ask questions and make comments via (1) the comments section of any lesson, or (2) by using the “Contact” form, which is accessible from the main menu of any page.  (Option 2 is for direct communications with Kent.)

ACCESS INFO: Visitors can go through the course listing below to read lesson intros and descriptions.  The video part of each lesson, on the other hand,  is the core material, and can only be accessed by enrolled students.

LESSON ONE (below) IS FREE TO ALL,  TO GIVE Y’ALL  A SENSE OF THIS CLASS’s EXPERIENCE LEVEL , TEACHING STYLE, ETC.

Course Description

This is an in-depth study of twelve blues licks, with extensive left-hand support tips. Each lick/riff is explored in detail, including variations, fingering, playing tips, and supporting music theory.

More than just learning the notes by rote, you will get insight into the patterns, scales, chords and intervals involved, including how to transpose each lick.

As a result, each lick will be mastered as RAW MATERIAL for endless variations, with applications in many musical settings (genres).

Lick #10 of this group is actually more than a lick; rather, it gives you a complete two-handed 12-bar opening groove, including a left-hand pattern to support your licks throughout your soloing.

SHEET MUSIC

Students can download and print optional sheet music for several of the licks. There’s also a sample solo piece with a 12-bar introduction, followed by a 12-bar piano solo that features licks from the class.