Blues Piano for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Be able to solo over a 12-bar blues form
- Be able to play a bass line for a 12-bar blues
- Understand the music theory behind the 12-bar blues
- Gain facility with improvisation on the piano
- Own a keyboard or piano
Whether you're a complete beginner or just new to improvising, Blues Piano Entry Level will give you what you need to start playing right away! In eight lessons, instructor Adam Cole will provide all the information you need to start playing and sound great doing it. Really! By the end of the course, students will be able to play a simple left-hand blues pattern while simultaneously improvising on the pentatonic (five note) scale in the right hand. All you need is a keyboard or a piano and a few minutes a day.
Adam developed his method of blues instruction while teaching at his school, Willow Music. He has successfully taught students as young as 4 how to play the blues quickly and successfully. His adult students love to play the blues too, and they learn quickly using the course's simple, intuitive method. No previous experience is necessary. You don't have to read music. Everything you need is included in the course!
Students who are ready for more are invited to take the next course, Blues Piano Level One. Piano teachers and those interested in gaining certification in the TruerMU method may take the companion course, Blues Piano Certification - Entry Level.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners with little-to-no experience in blues improvisation. The ability to play piano is helpful but not necessary.
Adam Cole is the Director of Willow Music and the creator of TruerMU. A professional Jazz and Classical pianist who studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he has been featured and interviewed in numerous periodicals and podcasts from Psychology Today to Reader’s Digest. His interviews with musicians and creatives are followed faithfully by the TruerMU Community.
Adam maintained the Adam Cole Trio for ten years in Atlanta before transitioning to become a music educator. Following his eleven years working in public schools, Adam founded Willow Music and TruerMU to further explore the truth about music. Adam's videos and books center around music education and its relationships to other subjects like math, creative writing, and physical, mental and emotional well-being. He has spoken in places as far away as Israel about his use of the Feldenkrais Method to enhance music instruction.