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How To Crush The Blues
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Goal:

Playing the blues is a special thing in jazz. It’s an easy form, without many chords that practically everyone can learn. But what if you want to go deeper? What if you want to make your blues sound better and different? 

In this mini course you’ll finally learn the secrets to getting an authentic, dirty, gritty gospel and soul filled blues sound in your comping, improvisation and overall playing anytime you want. 

Focus Points:

  • Everything regarding the blues

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1: Blues Voicings For All Registers
    • Step #1 – LH Voicings
    • Step #2 – Two Hand Voicings
    • Step #3 – Low Middle Voicings
    • Step #4 – Middle Voicings
    • Step #5 – High Voicings
  • Lesson 2: Blues Forms
    • Step #1 – Classic Blues Form
    • Step #2 – Jazz Form (Billie’s Bounce)
    • Step #3 – Parker Blues (Blues For Alice)
    • Step #4 – Minor Blues (Mr. PC)
  • Lesson 3: Simple Blues Chord Variations
    • Step #1 – 4 Chord Measure 2
    • Step #2 – 25 Measure 4
    • Step #3 – #4 Diminished
    • Step #4 – 4 Minor
    • Step #5 – Walkdown
    • Step #6 – 3625
  • Lesson 4: 6 Must-Know Solo Blues Piano Styles
    • Step #1 – Boogie & Shuffle
    • Step #2 – LH 1 & 7
    • Step #3 – Stride
    • Step #4 – Broken Stride
    • Step #5 – Low End Bass Note
    • Step #6 – Slow Dirty Tempo
  • Lesson 5: Blues Trio Style
    • Step #1 – The Trio Style
  • Lesson 6: Comping Rhythms
    • Step #1 – Downbeats & Upbeats
    • Step #2 – Long & Short
    • Step #3 – Balance
    • Step #4 – Popular Rhythms
  • Lesson 7: Improvisation Old Style
    • Step #1 – LH Voicings
    • Step #2 – Blues Scale
    • Step #3 – Improvisation Elements
    • Step #4 – Motif Development
    • Step #5 – Major 6th Blues Scale
    • Step #6 – Full Major Blues Scale
    • Step #7 – Textures
    • Step #8 – Blues Licks
  • Lesson 8: Improvisation Modern Style
    • Step #1 – LH Voicings
    • Step #2 – Modern Improv Scales
    • Step #3 – Hexatonic Improv Sound
    • Step #4 – Reharm For A Modern Sound
  • New Section
    • Step #1 – Tritone Substitution
    • Step #2 – Minor 2
    • Step #3 – Sus Reharm
    • Step #4 – Secondary Dominants
  • Lesson 10: Blues Reharm Part 2
    • Step #1 – Measures 1-4
    • Step #2 – Measures 5-8
    • Step #3 – Measures 9-12
  • Lesson 11: Blues Analysis
    • Step #1 – Wynton Kelly
    • Step #2 – Oscar Peterson
    • Step #3 – Hampton Hawes
    • Step #4 – Gene Harris

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Home / Specialty Courses / How To Crush The Blues

How To Crush The Blues
(Journey)

Select a lesson below to start your journey.

Journey-Created-2

Goal:

Playing the blues is a special thing in jazz. It’s an easy form, without many chords that practically everyone can learn. But what if you want to go deeper? What if you want to make your blues sound better and different? 

In this mini course you’ll finally learn the secrets to getting an authentic, dirty, gritty gospel and soul filled blues sound in your comping, improvisation and overall playing anytime you want. 

Focus Points:

  • Everything regarding the blues

COURSE LESSONS

  • Lesson 1: Blues Voicings For All Registers
    • Step #1 – LH Voicings
    • Step #2 – Two Hand Voicings
    • Step #3 – Low Middle Voicings
    • Step #4 – Middle Voicings
    • Step #5 – High Voicings
  • Lesson 2: Blues Forms
    • Step #1 – Classic Blues Form
    • Step #2 – Jazz Form (Billie’s Bounce)
    • Step #3 – Parker Blues (Blues For Alice)
    • Step #4 – Minor Blues (Mr. PC)
  • Lesson 3: Simple Blues Chord Variations
    • Step #1 – 4 Chord Measure 2
    • Step #2 – 25 Measure 4
    • Step #3 – #4 Diminished
    • Step #4 – 4 Minor
    • Step #5 – Walkdown
    • Step #6 – 3625
  • Lesson 4: 6 Must-Know Solo Blues Piano Styles
    • Step #1 – Boogie & Shuffle
    • Step #2 – LH 1 & 7
    • Step #3 – Stride
    • Step #4 – Broken Stride
    • Step #5 – Low End Bass Note
    • Step #6 – Slow Dirty Tempo
  • Lesson 5: Blues Trio Style
    • Step #1 – The Trio Style
  • Lesson 6: Comping Rhythms
    • Step #1 – Downbeats & Upbeats
    • Step #2 – Long & Short
    • Step #3 – Balance
    • Step #4 – Popular Rhythms
  • Lesson 7: Improvisation Old Style
    • Step #1 – LH Voicings
    • Step #2 – Blues Scale
    • Step #3 – Improvisation Elements
    • Step #4 – Motif Development
    • Step #5 – Major 6th Blues Scale
    • Step #6 – Full Major Blues Scale
    • Step #7 – Textures
    • Step #8 – Blues Licks
  • Lesson 8: Improvisation Modern Style
    • Step #1 – LH Voicings
    • Step #2 – Modern Improv Scales
    • Step #3 – Hexatonic Improv Sound
    • Step #4 – Reharm For A Modern Sound
  • New Section
    • Step #1 – Tritone Substitution
    • Step #2 – Minor 2
    • Step #3 – Sus Reharm
    • Step #4 – Secondary Dominants
  • Lesson 10: Blues Reharm Part 2
    • Step #1 – Measures 1-4
    • Step #2 – Measures 5-8
    • Step #3 – Measures 9-12
  • Lesson 11: Blues Analysis
    • Step #1 – Wynton Kelly
    • Step #2 – Oscar Peterson
    • Step #3 – Hampton Hawes
    • Step #4 – Gene Harris

CERTIFICATES

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