Educational Piano

Discover Blues Improvisation

An Introduction to Blues Piano

Discover Blues Improvisation

An Introduction to Blues Piano

Series: Faber Piano Adventures® Publisher: Faber Piano Adventures Format: Softcover Audio Online Authors: Nancy Faber, Randall Faber, Edwin McLean

Discover Blues Improvisation offers the piano student of any age a chance to explore the blues. It also provides an essential foundation for learning to improvise in other styles such as popular music and jazz. A pianist starting this book should have an elementary music-reading proficiency (Level 2 to 3 in a method series). This book is effective for either group piano or private instruction. The exercises and pieces in this book nurture creativity and self-expression through the framework of the 12-bar blues. The improvisation exercises are simple, effective, and fun for both student and teacher. This comprehensive approach features:

• instruction in improvisation and theory

• appealing pieces with improvisation options

• blues technique

• blues ear training.

The online audio includes real blues band accompaniments to play along with. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

  • “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” Blues
  • A Swingin' Musette
  • Alligator Swamp Stomp
  • Back at the Shed
  • Barrelhouse Blues
  • Barrelhouse Blues in G
  • Blues Band Jam
  • Blues Conversation
  • Blues Train
  • Bob-a-da Blues
  • Burnt Toast Blues
  • Call of the Blues
  • Cold Meatloaf Blues
  • Dance Hall of the Mountain King
  • Hot Riff Blues
  • Mike's Magic Bass (Walking Bass in G)
  • More Barrelhouse Bass
  • Roman Numeral Blues
  • Secret Agent Blues
  • The 12 Bar Blues
  • The Stomp
  • The Walking Bass
  • Two Blue Moods
  • Weather Report Blues
  • When the Blues is Callin'
  • Whiz Kid Stomp (Stomp Bass in G)
  • Piano/Keyboard

$8.95 (US) Inventory #HL 00420215 ISBN: 9781616771560 UPC: 674398201990 Publisher Code: FF1155CD Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 40 pages

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