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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If it sounds like I’m pushing this book, well, I am. If you try to go through the book and understand each page before moving on, it’s likely that you’ll never finish the book.

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Classical pianists looking for ways to get into jazz and blues will also be happy with this book. If you’re improvisng 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.

Tim takes you just at the right pace to learn what you need to know. Tim wrote the well known “Exploring Jazz Piano” and “Improvising Blues Piano” books and has several others to his name. It’s imrovising there for you to drink up. In other words, they are pieces that I can actually play, but not smoothly without much practice.

Improvising Blues Piano covers all styles from the s to the impeovising, from the early boogie pioneers via swing, gospel, jump-jive, New Orleans, Chicago and Kansas City schools, to the more sophisticated jazz and funky blues of the current scene. Over 60 pieces to play, including many original compositions by the author, together with new arrangements of the following well-known standards: Home Improvising Blues Piano. rochards


Improvising Blues Piano

The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion. I’ve seen a lot of books that have more information but at the end still leave you wondering as to how all that information really fits together to make something “musical”.

With so many books on the market and so many people claiming their book is the next best thing since a diminished fifth, it’s hard to figure out which books to spend your money and time on. Best Pianos for Beginners.

I am 68 years of age. I’ll be in the very early chapters for quite some time to come, so I can’t comment on the more advance parts of the book. Password can’t sign in! I highly recommend this book and it is one of the top five jazz piano books I recommend to students. Siddharth Gupta rated it it was amazing Aug 20, The sequel to IBP: Essentially a late beginner or early intermediate player.

Showing of 64 reviews. Sign In to LearnJazzPiano. My only complaint might be that it isn’t spiral bound, but a book this size would be difficult to produce in a spiral-bound format.

Improvising Blues Piano

Here’s a tip for anyone who purchases this book: The CD is great and can be used to jam with. Historical references, assignments, exercises, everything a player needs to get on the blues train. Please try again later. For starters, even the cover of the book is impressive.

The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion.

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Improvising Bules Piano would work well in an academic situation, such as a jazz studies, theory, or improv class. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The accompanying CD contains all the pieces, including some play-along tracks, performed by Tim Richards.

If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. This book would work well in an academic situation in a jazz studies, theory, or improv class as well. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. Improvising Blues Piano blew me away.

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Dave Dave rated it it was bluws May 13, If it sounds like I’m pushing this book, well, I am. 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. Improvising Blues Piano is divided into five chapters – Triads, Sixth chords, Seventh chords, Ninth and thirteenth chords, Minor and diminished chords, and several appendixes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Marc Gaudet rated it it was amazing Jun 22, This book is recommended for intermediate-level pianists. It also lays the material in front of you in such a way that you can quickly understand how all the building blocks fit together to construct the music.