Learn To Play Blues Piano: Boogie Woogie And Slow Blues 3 (DVD)

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Publisher: Homespun
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
David Cohen takes beginning and intermediate pianists beyond the basics and into the colorful flavors, foot-stomping syncopation and old-time funky feeling of the real blues style. The emphasis is on helping you achieve solid technique and improvisational ideas for both slow blues and the more up-tempo boogie-woogie styles.

David covers a wide range of musical concepts that will bring your playing to a whole new level. He starts with the driving bass patterns that give boogie-woogie its recognizable groove, then adds chords, riffs, bass lines, classic turnarounds and arpeggios that will give your playing style and distinction.

Moving from the key of C to E (necessary if you’re going to be playing with a guitarist), David explores slow blues using progressions that will expand your harmonic sense and allow you to improvise easily and effectively in major and minor keys.

You’ll learn to play the rollicking Pinetop’s Boogie (in two keys), the sophisticated Blues For A Summer’s Dream and the seemingly endless variations on the 8-bar Slow Blues in E.
ISBN: 9781597732437
Published on: 16 June 2008
No of pages: 12
Length: 80
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00642071

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        Musicroom Reviews

        This edition is in the Homespun series: you are provided with a DVD inside the case of which is a folded copy of the musical score for all the pieces arranged and played by David Bennett Cohen. The scores provided are reduced in size to fit into the case. There are reproduction errors in one or two of the scores where some of the notes are ambiguously positioned on the stave lines. These are easy to resolve, however. In the DVD the author gives a careful step-by-step analysis of each piece in well illustrated keyboard views. This is not a disc for beginners and some technical dexterity is demanded. The arrangements are attractive and will give the student a great deal of pleasure. Cohen starts off in New Orleans with "When the Saints Go Marching In". The small form scores are easily enlarged with a computer scanner.
        Anonymous - (Chelmsford CM3 4LL, United Kingdom)
        I found this DVD very easy to follow. I have been playing the piano for nearly 4 years and have just decided to play Boogie. If I was a beginner I think I would find it a bit difficult but Mr Cohen is a very good teacher taking you slowly through every verse. Really enjoying this DVD and will probably purchase no. 4
        Anonymous - (Ryde, United Kingdom)
        très bien expliqué avec support technique en plus c'est vraiment incroyable. merci, Sothy
        Anonymous - (Guichainville, France)