Hal Leonard Book

Blues Piano

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Author: Mark Harrison

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Table of Contents

What Is the Blues?
Scales and Chords
Major Scales And Modes
Pentatonic And Blues Scales
Triads And Seventh Chords
Using Mixolydian Modes With Dominant Chords
Using Pentatonic & Blues Scales With Dominant Chords
Blues Progressions and Left-Hand Patterns
The Twelve-Bar Blues
Left-Hand Patterns–group One
Left-Hand Patterns–group Two
Left-Hand Patterns–group Three
Left-Hand Patterns–group Four
Walking Bass Lines
Blues Voicings and Comping
Triad Voicings
Dominant Seventh And Ninth Voicings
"backcycled" Triad Voicings
Mixolydian Third Intervals And Patterns
Mixolydian Triad Patterns
"seven-Three" Voicings
Blues Endings And Turnarounds
Right-Hand Techniques and Soloing
Grace-Note Phrases
Parallel Thirds And Sixths
Mixolydian Sixths
Drone Notes Within Blues Scales
Drone Notes With Half-Step Connecting Lines
Combining Blues Scales When Soloing
Octave Runs Using Blues Scales
Crossover Or "resolving" Blues Licks
Tremolos Or "rolls"
"cluster" Voicings And Arpeggios
Style File
1. Meade's Boogie
2. Chicago Breakup
3. Every Night I Have The Blues
4. Joe's Jump
5. Fat Cat Blues
6. Mardi Gras Groove
7. Blue Stone Rock

Ever wanted to play the blues, but weren't sure where to start? Blues Piano will teach you the basic skills you need.

From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and even the tricks that the pros use. And, you get seven complete tunes to jam on. Just listen to the audio imbedded in the digital book, then start playing along!

You'll learn: scales and chords; left-hand patterns; walking bass; endings and turnarounds; right-hand techniques; how to solo with blues scales; crossover licks; and much more.

Time to get the Blues!

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Mark Harrison is a professional keyboardist, composer/arranger, and music educator/author based in Los Angeles. He has worked with top musicians such as Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), John Molo (Bruce Hornsby band), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), and numerous others. Mark currently performs with his own contemporary jazz band (the Mark Harrison Quintet) as well as with the Steely Dan tribute band Doctor Wu. His TV music credits include

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