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Piano With Willie: Blues n' Boogie Vol. 1

Learn Blues n' Boogie piano
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Created by Willie Myette
Last updated 4/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to practically apply these techniques to quickly use them in your playing
Gain a deeper understanding of chords and their usage
Learn techniques that the pro’s use to make their playing sound professional
Learn music theory and how to use it in your playing
Learn how to visualize the keyboard making you a more accurate player
Improve your technique, speed and dexterity at your instrument
Apply these techniques to piano, keyboard or organ
Analyze and solve music theory and chord progressions
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  • You will need a piano or keyboard in order to take this course

Piano With Willie offers lessons to all skill levels of piano players. Willie uses the Foundational / Fundational approach when creating his lessons. Build upon your technique and polish up your skills with our piano lessons. This is the place to start if you want to learn the basics of Blues & Boogie piano playing. I’ll teach you the “basic” shuffle groove and show you some licks to play over it. You’ll also learn about sliding and crushing notes. Neighbor chords and suspensions.

You will learn the blues form in this lesson. You will also learn scales and chords that will be used over the blues form. You will learn how to slide, crush and roll notes. You will learn to play several grooves and licks in the blues and boogie format.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Not for students who are looking for a “quick fix” to learning the piano
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Welcome to Piano With Willie's Blues n' Boogie Vol. 1

Preview 00:32

Introduction to this Blues n' Boogie lesson. 

Preview 01:55

Download the sheet music in pdf format here. 

Sheet Music
19 pages
Blues n' Boogie
11 Lectures 01:57:41

Learn the blues form. 

Preview 08:59

Continued from last chapter. Learn the blues form part 2. 

The blues form Pt 2

Learn the scales that we will use to improvise over the blues form. 

Scales used for improv

Triad chords, 7th chords and the chord inversions we will be using. 

Triads, 7ths and inversions

Learn about suspensions and slash chords. 

Suspensions and slash chords

Learn how to slide, crush and roll piano notes. 

Sliding, crushing and rolling notes

Learn about neighbor chords. 

Neighbor chords

Add the left hand into the improvisation. 

Adding the left hand

Some grooves to start you playing blues n' boogie on the piano. 


Learn grooves and licks to enhance your piano playing. 

Groove with licks

Next steps. 

Where to go from here
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About the Instructor
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Professional pianist, creator of the PianoWithWillie method

Willie has toured both the U.S. and Europe as clinician and performer. He is a graduate of the well renowned Berklee College of Music. He has studied in New York with Fred Hersch and in Boston with Ray Santisi. Willie has produced three recordings as bandleader and his music has been featured radio stations nationwide.

Willie is also the founder of PianoWithWillie, an online teaching website that makes it easy to learn Jazz, Blues, Gospel Piano and more online.

The PianoWithWillie method has taught students from all around the globe. By combining foundational and fun'dational elements, Willie's students are able to learn how to become a self-expressive pianist very quickly.

"I learned as a kid that the best part of learning the piano is playing the piano." says Willie. Using the PianoWithWillie method and Willie's step-by-step lessons, it is possible and easier than you think to become a pianist.

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