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Blues Master - Beginner's Techniques Piano Course

The Ultimate Piano Blues and Boogie-Woogie course
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1,901 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2016
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 43 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
You will be able to play the piano freely. To improvise and play Blues any way you want!
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  • Just to have the will to learn the Piano.

I know You like Blues. Blues improvisation and Blues riffs charm me as much as they charm you. Not for nothing Blues and Boogie Woogie are the highlights of every performance of Jazz bands.

Playing Blues magnificently and improvising suitably is quite difficult. That’s why you need some professional advice and practice.

In the «Blues-Master» course you will be able to take all steps to become a Blues musician.

After a few classes you can play some simple reefs with bass line. But if you invest all your power and energy to this course you can play like a professional blues musician!

All video lessons of the course provide keys with backlight and explanatory slides, so that you can understand the material fully. Media files attached to this course will guide you through software “Synthesia Game” and will drastically improve your skills. Not a single note will be missed, you can repeat any exercise or riff, or even combine both hands playing without notes.

Any kind of Blues will be available to you:

  • Slow and Spicy
  • Fast and Dynamic, such as Bebop
  • And of course the Groovy Boogie-Woogie

Besides, the course reveals secrets and characteristics of Blues improvisation, cool Blues chords and much more. You can start the course right now!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you are new to piano, or have experience, this course fits you. If you are not able to invest 30 minutes to piano daily, then this course is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
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16 Lectures 01:20:09
Intro to the course "Blues Master"

In this lesson we will learn the basics of creating Blues Scales. From the note C and from any other note.

Basics of Blues Scales

After this lesson you will be able to play any Blues Scale up an down the keyboard freely, placing your fingers the proper way.

Finger placement in Blues Scale

In this lesson we will understand the meaning of "slide down" and we will learn how to slide down the keyboard fast and with pleasure.

"Sliding Down" the keyboard

After this lesson you will have a couple of more Blues tricks up your sleeve. I will show you a couple of new Blues exercises.

Blues Exercises

In this lesson we will add a bass line. We will practice our left hand, and we will start to combine both, the left and the right hands.

Left hand: Bass

After this lesson you will understand some professional tricks at the bass line, with your left hand.

Bass line, professional tricks

12 bars of Blues. We will go through those and will practice!

12 Bars of Blues

In this lesson you will understand what is a REEF in Blues (a repeating note).

Blues Reef

After this lesson you will learn your first REEF F#-G-C and we will practice a bit more in understanding reefs.

F#-G-C Reef

One more reef, which I find very interesting will be displayed in this lesson. It is something to impress with!

Beautiful Reef

After this lesson you will understand one more reef, which is a reef that we use with 2 fingers, as explained in previous lessons.

Beautiful Reef Upgrade!

In this lesson I will show you the "cool melody" I talked about, which is played also with a reef.

Melody with Reef

In this lesson I will explain to you what are the basic principles of BLUES IMPROVISATION.

Basic principles of Improvisation

After this lesson you will know which scales you should use in BLUES and BOOGIE-WOOGIE

Scales in Blues and Boogie-Woogie

After this lesson you will understand the overplaying of the note. It is a trick which can save you when you press a wrong note.

About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
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2,013 Students
4 Courses
Professional Russian Composer

Studied music since 6 years old. Graduated from the School of Music in piano in 1994. While studying at the School of Music I hated to play the notes, so after the music school became interested in improvisation and free play on the piano. I worked with several teachers during my career as a musician.

Several years ago I realized that teachers around, can't contribute anymore, as a result, nearly 20 years devoted to the study of free improvisation and piano, of which nearly 5 years teaching.

Author of eight training courses for piano, several dozen video lessons of popular songs on Youtube channel, gaining hundreds of thousands views.

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