With these free lessons on blues piano we will cover the most common blues chord progressions such as the 12 bar blues progression used in a great many blues songs.
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Playing the blues is fundamental to learning the roots of modern and classic popular music.
We will also be covering the blues scales and 7th chords that are related to learning blues piano. Whenever musicians get together to play, the blues is a common language and a basis for expressive musical communication.
The fundamentals of blues piano would be the same for any instrument.
While playing the blues all instrumentalists will be using the same basic chords and scales common to the blues. The most popular kind of blues piano would be perhaps boogie woogie although swing, R&B, rock and roll and jazz are strongly influenced by some of the early pianists who played the blues. Some of the great blues pianists include Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Dr. John, and Ray Charles.
The Blues Brothers....
Just as an aside, Perhaps on of the best chances you will get to see dozens of the best blues musicians together in one presentation is by watching the sequel movie to the Blues Brothers movie called Blues Brothers 2000. Its a really fun watch and you will see all the outstanding musicians listed below in one shot.
* B. B. King as Malvern Gasperone – Vocals and guitar * Jeff "Skunk" Baxter – guitar * Gary U.S. Bonds – vocals * Eric Clapton – vocals and guitar * Clarence Clemons – vocals, tenor saxophone and tambourine * Jack DeJohnette – drums * Bo Diddley – vocals and guitar * Jon Faddis – trumpet * Isaac Hayes – vocals * Dr. John – vocals and piano * Tommy "Pipes" McDonnell – vocals * Charlie Musselwhite – vocals and harmonica * Billy Preston – vocals and synthesizer * Lou Rawls – vocals * Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone * Paul Shaffer – director and vocals * Koko Taylor – vocals * Travis Tritt – vocals and guitar * Jimmie Vaughan – vocals and guitar * Grover Washington, Jr. – baritone saxophone * Willie Weeks – bass guitar * Steve Winwood – vocals and organ # Steve Cropper as Steve "the Colonel" Cropper – rhythm guitar and vocals # Donald "Duck" Dunn as Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar # Murphy Dunne as Murphy "Murph" Dunne – keyboards # Willie Hall as Willie "Too Big" Hall – drums and percussion # Tom Malone as Tom "Bones" Malone – trombone, tenor saxophone and vocals # Lou Marini as "Blue Lou" Marini – alto saxophone and tenor saxophone and vocals # Matt Murphy as Matt "Guitar" Murphy – lead guitar # Alan Rubin as Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin – trumpet, percussion and vocals * Junior Wells as Himself * Lonnie Brooks as Himself * Blues Traveler as Themselves * Jonny Lang as Janitor * Eddie Floyd as Ed * Wilson Pickett as Mr. Pickett * Aretha Franklin as Mrs. Murphy o Esther Ridgeway as Mrs. Murphy's Friend o Gloria Ridgeway as Mrs. Murphy's Friend o Gracie Ridgeway as Mrs. Murphy's Friend * Sam Moore as Reverend Morris * James Brown as Reverend Cleophus James * Paul Shaffer as Marco/Himself * Erykah Badu as Queen Mousette
Now back to business.
The first constructive thing you will need to learn to understand 80% of all blues songs is the 12 Bar Blues Progression. If you did watch the Blues Brothers 2000 movie you heard it at least a dozen times! Click the link below to get started.
Playing the blues requires learning the blues scale and learning a little bit about how to "improvise" with this versatile scale. Click the link below for the lesson on the blues scale.
Piano Blues Licks In this free lesson you can learn many of the piano blues licks that I use regularly in my band and wherever there is a good "Blues Jam".
Many of them will sound familiar to you and some will be a bit unique.
To use the Blues scales over the Classic song "Georgia On My Mind" Click the link below.
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