This is the definitive guide to blues piano for beginners, by the world-renowned author and educator Mark Harrison. You'll get started right away, learning some essential left-hand and right-hand patterns to use on your first (or next) blues piano gig! The material is organized and explained in the clearest possible way, and all of the twenty-three music examples are very authentic and fun to play. All fingerings for the music examples are also provided.
Once you have purchased this book, you can then email us to receive a FREE download of mp3 recordings for all of the music examples in the book. Most of the recordings include play-along tracks with a rhythm section, so you can have fun jamming along with the band!
Here is an overview of the sections contained in this book:
Section One – The Basic Blues Left Hand Pattern
Section Two – Adding Triads in the Right Hand
Section Three – The Twelve-Bar Blues Progression
Section Four – Using Triad Inversions
Section Five – Working With Four-Part Chords
Section Six – Varying the Left Hand Pattern
Section Seven – More Right and Left Hand Combinations
Section Eight – Improvising with the Tonic Blues Scale
Section Nine – Improvising with the Relative Minor Blues Scale
Section Ten – Combining Blues Scales and Adding Drone Notes
Mark Harrison is one of the highest-rated contemporary music educators and authors in the world today. His instruction books are endorsed by Keyboard Magazine, Jazz Times, and Performing Musician Magazine, and are used at numerous music colleges and universities. Mark's books have helped many thousands of musicians in over twenty countries worldwide.