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songs you like to play, if
improvisation is your game, this session will get you to produce!
that "bluesy" feel into your solos... and more!
Dave here... so many site
members have an interest in both playing blues and
improvising, in general, that I thought I would put together an
improvisation session which focuses
on a few scales that you absolutely must familiarize yourself with if
you are to make those
solos be as tasteful as they can be.. and I thought I would do this in
the context of the Blues!
It's okay even if playing blues piano is not your
goal because you'll use these strategies
in your other favorite songs for sure! For example, you've just played
through a chorus of
Georgia On My Mind and you
want to dazzle 'em with a
blues-influenced solo. Or you're playing
a ballad like Misty
want to add that extra "spark" to either your improvisation or some of
it's not essential that you follow along with the blues form, you may
want to acquaint
with it. We play within the context of the 12
key of C Major (if not, just visit that link), so,
start putting this information to work for you right
Beginners will be able to extract
wealth from this session and, naturally, more advanced players are
likely to want to
these concepts to different keys for added value. We'll be
But, wait! We do not approach scales in a traditional fashion here!
Instead, we extract the value
from what scales have to offer us... truly, a "trade secret" of the
blues is a
of yours or you are simply open to learning more about improvisation,
hope you will consider joining me
for this one. This session will serve as the perfect compliment to
Piano Chord Voicings: An Introduction
since, in that session we
place our attention on
we can do with that left hand...
here, the right hand gets some treatment, so the two
combined are a nice way to
pull things together a bit for us.
here for a few short excerpts
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Half Hour Video
(video is approximately 30 minutes in duration)
A main incentive for providing this presentation is to provide you with
enough "food for thought"
so that you can start inventing your very own tasty improvisations at
that piano or keyboard
or yours. Rather than a "do it like this" type of demonstration, you
here more of a
"consider this and try this and watch what happens" type of approach as
we take things
in little "bites 'n chews" since this results in originality.
But there's plenty of "here's how" segments
within this video session! I'm sure you'll be coming up with some
original ideas that will be conducive
an enhanced appreciation of your own personal potential for creativity.
If you have taken advantage of any of our other improvisation sessions,
you'll definitely want this
one to add dimension to what you've learned so far!
a man a fish and
you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish
and you feed him for a
hope you enjoy!
PLAY WITH PASSION!
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