Complete Blues Keyboard Method: Mastering Blues Keyboard (Google eBook)
The conclusion to this power-packed blues method begins with a review of concepts of improvisation and harmony. Techniques such as tremolos, octaves, grace notes and two-handed chords will be introduced. Various styles such as Chicago blues, New Orleans R&B and jazz blues are covered. This book lays the foundation for a lifetime of exploration and enjoyment playing the blues by including many other topics such as chromaticism, motivic development, melodic expansion, groove and articulation.
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CHAPTER 7CHICAGODELTA BLUES
CHAPTER 8NEW ORLEANS RB
CHAPTER 9BURNIN LAYIN BACK
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