Book Review: Jazz Piano Series by John Mehegan

My “jazz piano bible” is a series of four books by John Mehegan, referred to collectively as the Jazz Improvisation series.  Books can be an invaluable part of your training as a musician, especially in the area of jazz, since a solid understanding of classic jazz can get fairly heavy on the music theory side of things!

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Blues Lick #1: “Energy”

 

“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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