Piano Improvisation Through the Blues #1
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
Learning how to improvise on the piano can open up worlds for you, both as a musician and a person. The ability to express yourself in the moment on a musical instrument is immensely satisfying, and can have significant cognitive and emotional benefits. It's also really fun, and much easier than most people think!
In our first course we take you through the first steps towards basic improvisation in the blues. The blues offers both the freedom and the structure to make you sound good to yourself and others. It's rule based and still offers endless choices and variety.
Our method takes advantage of the design of the piano to help you achieve quick mastery. You'll sound and feel good from the very beginning, even while you continue to improve in your knowledge and skills with every step. You might be amazed at the quality of music you'll hear coming from your fingers with the most basic knowledge.
If you already play piano, you'll learn this method quickly, and you may want to move onto our second course, Mastering E-flat. If you're a complete beginner, you'll find the steps to learning are very approachable, and have been designed to ease your way while empowering you.
If you're a teacher, check out our Teacher Edition, with extra information about our method, as well as the opportunity to earn a certification! You can find our Teacher Edition and our next course, "Mastering E-flat" in our store! Watch for more classes all the way up to expert 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.
Adam maintained the Adam Cole Jazz Trio for ten years in Atlanta before becoming a music educator. 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 physical, mental and emotional well-being.