If you want to get better at your blues piano playing, who better to learn from than Ray Charles? Try playing this video while throwing in your own blues licks on top. Also try to imitate or paraphrase some of Brother Ray’s.
Here’s some insight to help you:
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In response to student requests for sheet music illustrating licks from my video course, A Study in Blues Piano: Focusing on 12 Licks, I have so far created notation for several of the licks.
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“A Study in Blues Piano”
Welcome to Lesson One!
Lick number one, which I’m calling “Energy,” uses the first five notes of the blues scale, with the right hand in a fixed position. The repeating triplet figures build a sense of excitement.
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Today I’m sharing a dialog about Eastern scales and modes, between a YouTube viewer and myself.
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Today I’m happy to present the next lesson in my ongoing course, Piano Chords 108.
Class Audience: Any musician who’s struggling to memorize the individual notes to all those dang chords on piano or keyboards, and looking for a solution.
Today: Learn how to immediately call up the notes to any of the twelve minor chords on a keyboard — without having to rely on rote memory. This lesson applies to all twelve minor seventh chords as well!
Continue reading “Chords 108 – Lesson 3: The Simple Formula for All 12 Minor & Minor 7th Chords”
Today I’m happy to present the next lesson in my ongoing course, Chords 108.
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