IMPROVISING BLUES PIANO - Tim Richards, pdf file and mp3 cd
The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion.
o All styles from the 1920s to the present day
o Examples of boogie woogie, swing, jazz, funk,
gospel, New Orleans & Chicago blues...
o Authentic left hand patterns & bass lines
o Improvisation tips
o Professional chord voicings
o Blues scales, licks & riffs
o Co-ordination exercises for both hand
o Explanations of all theoretical terms
o Covers both solo piano and band playing
o Suggested listening/ discography
o Twenty full-page photographs of blues pianists
Over 60 pieces to play, including many original compositions by the author, together with new arrangements of the following well-known standards:
Ain't No Sunshine, Back in the Alley, Bag's Groove, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monk,
C Jam Blues, Got my Mojo Workin', Honky Tonk Train Blues, How Long Blues,
Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Mary Ann, Pine Top's Boogie Woogie,
St Louis Blues, See See Rider.