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Blues & Barrelhouse Piano

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Introduction (5:08)


Chapter 2: Two-Beat Shuffle

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    Intro (2:54)


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    Comping (1:16)


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    Fills (2:13)


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    Soloing (10:08)


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    Turnaround (4:20)


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    Ending the Song (1:38)


Chapter 3: The Box Shuffle

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    Box Shuffle (3:30)


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    Turnaround (3:23)


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    Moving Between Chords (2:18)


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    Fills (4:20)


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    Soloing (5:31)


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    Ending the Song (0:47)


Chapter 4: The Linear Boogie Woogie

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    Linear Boogie Woogie (4:10)


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    Turnaround (2:03)


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    Soloing (3:09)


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    Ending the Song (1:25)


Chapter 5: The Round Boogie Woogie

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    Round Boogie Woogie (2:35)


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    Soloing (5:13)


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    Ending the Song (1:19)


Chapter 6: Yancy / Domino-Inspired Groove

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    Yancy / Domino-Inspired Groove (3:41)


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    Moving Between Chords (1:15)


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    Fills (2:33)


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    Soloing (1:34)


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    Turnaround (1:58)


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    Ending the Song (0:49)


Chapter 7: New Orleans-Inspired Groove

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    New Orleans-Inspired Groove (3:00)


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    Turnaround (1:10)


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    Moving Between Chords (2:19)


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    Fills (3:36)


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    Soloing (4:39)


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    Ending the Solo (1:34)


Chapter 8: Conclusion

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    Outro (0:53)


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    Credits (0:21)


In this intimate instructional Hal Leonard series, professional Blues pianist Ann Rabson personally teaches you her own brand of blues and barrelhouse piano. Featuring six in-depth lessons, you'll learn cool left-hand grooves, tasty fills, turnarounds, soloing concepts, and other ideas.

Following along with Ann, you'll discover the inner workings and different ways to execute the classic Two-Beat Shuffle, Box Shuffle, Linear Boogie Woogie, Round Boogie Woogie, Yancy/Domino-Inspired Groove, New Orleans-Inspired Groove and much more.

Best of all there's no music reading required! Ann Rabson has been playing and singing the blues professionally since 1962, performing solo and with various bands all over the world, including ad hoc ensembles known as the Annimators. In 2009, Ann received her ninth nomination for a Blues Music Award (formerly W.C. Handy Award) as Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year.

If you're a piano player or someone who's into the Blues, this series is a must see.. Watch Blues & Barrelhouse Piano today.


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Songman
Submitted 3 months ago

Blues & Barrelhouse Piano

Ann is a excellent teacher in this straightforward guide for beginners and intermediate players too. She has an affable, but direct teaching style, devoid of too much waffle, and breaks down the riffs with explanations and helpful tips. Excellent insights all round!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer

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Cap'n Spanky
Submitted 3 months ago

The best!

If you're relatively new to the keyboard and/or wanting expand your proficiency of Blues & Barrelhouse style piano, I don't think you could do any better than these videos. Ann is a fabulous teacher! The songs she teaches are really fun to play. She teaches really cool and useful parts and riffs; and they don't sound "amateurish" at all to my ears. This is an overall excellent video series!! A side note: I did have a problem with one of the videos in Chrome. I told Tech Support and the said they were working on it. I switched to Firefox and had no issues.

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Reaper

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As I mentioned in a previous support ticket, I believe you just need to clear your Chrome browsers cache and cookies and everything should work right. No issues on our end!
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Doctor
Submitted 1 year ago

Great video

Was just what I was looking for. Looking for instruction that didn't require reading.

I am a: Beginner, Musician

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BBOBBYB
Submitted 1 year ago

SUPER

GREAT TEACHER, GLAD TO HAVE HER IN MY LIVING ROOM.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason

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Blues & Barrelhouse Piano is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best! If you're relatively new to the keyboard and/or wanting expand your proficiency of Blues & Barrelhouse style piano, I don't think you could do any better than these videos. Ann is a fabulous teacher! The songs she teaches are really fun to play. She teaches really cool and useful parts and riffs; and they don't sound "amateurish" at all to my ears. This is an overall excellent video series!! A side note: I did have a problem with one of the videos in Chrome. I told Tech Support and the said they were working on it. I switched to Firefox and had no issues.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Blues & Barrelhouse Piano Ann is a excellent teacher in this straightforward guide for beginners and intermediate players too. She has an affable, but direct teaching style, devoid of too much waffle, and breaks down the riffs with explanations and helpful tips. Excellent insights all round!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from SUPER GREAT TEACHER, GLAD TO HAVE HER IN MY LIVING ROOM.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video Was just what I was looking for. Looking for instruction that didn't require reading.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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