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Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:44 pm
by ricochet
Lots of good stuff here: http://www.playpianotoday.com/blues/3bluesIntro.html

It just keeps going and going after the originally indexed lessons run out. Haven't gotten to the end yet.

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:27 am
by papatex
Ricochet- That's funny, man, because I was thinking about turning
y'all on to this site myself. I've been working on David Sprunger's
Blues course for 2 or 3 yrs and really dig it. For those who visit
the site for the first time, you'll have to wade through a lot of
stuff to get to the Blues stuff, as he teachs beginners, worship
music, etc. The site is pretty easy to navigate and once you find
the Blues course, it's good. I think it's particularly good for
people who have a little bit of previous keyboard experience, but
are just beginning to try to learn Blues. A lot of the lessons are
free, and others are pay-for-view, and mail order. I just got
Chapter 11, which is probably a year or 2 worth of exercises based
on the Blues scale. (It's a 4-disc set, 2 cds and 2 dvds.) In
it, he gives 7 skills to master in each key. A lot of material!
Just to give you an idea, I'm working on skill #3 in the key of A,
which is playing the Blues scale 2 octaves ascending and descending
with both hands. The dvds are of course video, in which he clearly
demonstrates each exercise with fingering. When you get it under your
fingers, you then put on one of the cds and play the exercise along
with some pretty cool backing tracks. This particular set costs
about 30.00.

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:30 am
by papatex
Oops! Forget the wading, just use Ric's link!

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:09 am
by ricochet
I've been through enough of it to know it's good stuff. I'll have to go back at a slower pace to actually absorb it.

(Took a few tries to find the shortcut straight to the good blues stuff.) :)

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:39 pm
by ricochet
Here's the handy-dandy index to the blues lessons:
http://www.playpianotoday.com/blues/index5.swf

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:56 am
by doc williamson
This is a great link with excellent free lessons. I am thinking of buying the whole series of lessons. It will teach me how to slow down when I teach plus I will pick up new things.

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:34 pm
by bradk
I did buy the chapter 10 blues lesson a while back when it first came out and got my mom the beginner course (pattern piano) at the same time. They're pretty good and the video lessons make it easy to keep up. They're worth the money imo. Hopefully your keys stay setup close to the computer, mine didn't and it was a pain moving them around.

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:23 pm
by jaybee
for us piano-analphabetics, go to [a href="http://www.playpiano.com/IndexOfThe39WeekCourseInChordsChordProgressions.htm"]playpiano.com[/a]
for the real beginners' stuff (which is what I am on, just bought a keyboard yesterday...) and don't know where to begin - this thing is like rocket science to me, a good thing I can turn off all the bells and whistles and just... (try to) play

RE: Another Blues Piano Lesson Link

PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:36 am
by savage
thanks a lot for puttin this up. I've been experimentin a little lately with the piano (a little). I've always been made to think that piano is strictly tied to theory which I am not so knowlageable in (at least formal theory), but these lessons are very easy to follow and are setup in a very comprehensive manner.