Improvising Blues Piano by Tim Richards, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Even though this book is called “Improvising Blues Piano” it’s really a jazz piano primer. Blues is the root of jazz and knowing the beginnings of blues piano is an . If you have any interest in learning about blues piano, from the roots to modern playing, I have never, and I mean it, never seen a book as.

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Or if you’re like an unleashed pit bull and you DO want to start here from scratch it is doable if you’re ready to really put the work in.

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The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion. What’s the best way to comp? Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc.

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy. Ships from and sold by Amazon. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Piano Method sheet music Piano Ricchards sheet music Format: The forerunner to the awarded-winning Exploring Jazz Piano books, Improvising Blues Piano examines the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic aspects of the blues, assuming a basic competence of around grade 3. The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion.


Then once you know what you’re in for, go through it in detail and get deeper into the areas that you really feel strongly about.

Book Layout Improvising Blues Piano is divided into five chapters – Triads, Sixth chords, Seventh chords, Ninth and thirteenth chords, Minor and diminished chords, and several appendixes. Sign In to LearnJazzPiano. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This book would work well in an academic situation in a jazz studies, theory, or improv class as well.

And this is mostly due to finger training and getting a feel for what Tim Richards calls “On-Off” rhythm timing.

To create a music list, please sign in. The sequel to IBP: If you’re not familiar with the blues, you’ll begin to see the big picture, and if you already know what you’re doing, this book can expand your music into new and unexplored areas. This book is a direct pipeline to that world.

Tim Richards- “Improvising Blues Piano” Book Review

Pentatonic scales, left hand patterns, a page of useful blues licks, suggested listening that covers all the blues eras, and tips and tunes to help you develop your blues vocabulary. All the lessons are presented in an extremely organised and easy to understand manner; it’s almost like having your own personal instructor Not just because of where it aims to take you, but because of its layout.

Is there a jazz book you’d piaho to have reviewed? Schott Pop-Styles Order No.: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I got all of his other books despite the fact that I will be using this book for years to come, and who knows when I’ll have the time to get into his other works.

Improvising Blues Piano

Sixth chords Chapter 3: He’s a professional jazz pianist and educator and knows what it takes to link knowledge from a book to your fingers when you’re playing. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances.

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Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity. This book feels good Tim wrote the well known “Exploring Jazz Piano” and “Improvising Blues Piano” books and has several others to his name.

Helpful features include a grat Cd by the London-based Richards, who is a top-notch performer, recording artist and educator. It’s almost like having your own personal instructor. If I’m not back in 24 hours, call the president.

Included with the book is a CD with Tim Richards playing all the tunes in the book. The provided CD gives you a recording of almost every example and exercise in the book, so armed with that, it makes the knowledge in this book very accessible. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Be sure to check out Tim’s other books: This book feels good Best Pianos for Beginners. Tim contacted me a while back and sent me this book which sat in my review pile for months.

Close X Learn about MP3s. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help. Corien rated it it was amazing May 16, Not only can Tim put together a great book, he’s also a monster piano player.