Welcome to the Blues Piano Practice Plan
I am here to learn blues and everything that comes with it!If this sounds like you, then this article is a must read before you sign up. – As you might have read on my front page, my focus is on how to create music and express different kinds of emotions with the piano. To play blues is an excellent tool to do that… as well as contemporary piano, or any other style. If you are planning to sign up for a monthly membership, you must be aware of getting lessons in all type of genres. (Blues is one of the six styles I am covering on the site.)
LET’S GET STARTED!
This section requires basic reading and coordination skills between the left hand and right hand.
A Minor Blues
- Five-Finger Scale Exercises
- Five-Finger Impro Exercises
- How to practice scales
- Blues Scale Exercises
- Short & Long Licks
- Changing the Licks
A Minor Pentatonic
Expanding Rhythm Vocabulary for Improvisation
You First Composition
Jam with your friends
Test your skills, and decide if you are ready to move to the next section:
Licks and Improvisation
- Blues Licks – Part 1
- Blues Licks – Part 2
- Blues Impro Etude No. 2
- 9 Ways to Play Bluesy Left Hand Grooves
- Blues Challenge
Powerful Chord Progressions
Rhythm Workout (Two-Feel Bass Lines + Walking Bass + Jazz Trio)
Test your skills
Jazz & Blues
- How to Practice Jazz Etudes
- Consistent Rhythm Pattern
- Ab Minor Blues
- B Minor Blues
- Blues for McCoy Tyner
- Behind The Scenes
(Major Pentatonic and Major Blues)
- Sight Reading Version
- Straight 8th notes Version
- Walking Bass Version
- Rootless Voicings Version
- Walking Bass & Impro
- Rootless Voicings & Impro
If you are still not sure where to start or how to approach these lessons, feel free to contact me. In order to give you good advice and guidance, I would need the following information from you:
- Your name, age, and main motivation.
- A link where I can see or hear you playing any of my exercises from this practice plan. (Unlisted youtube link, mp3 file, etc.) If you are not a member yet, please chose a lesson from my Youtube Channel. Play the entire exercise from the beginning to the end with a steady beat and let me know how long time did it take you to complete the lesson. If the recording is about improvisation, please improvise at least for 1 minute (with a steady beat).
- How much time do you have for practice?
- Are you working on the additional exercises too?
- What lessons have you already completed or are still working on?
- What is your next short-term goal? Is it ok if I tell you that you should change that goal?:)
Most of the time you think that your problem will be solved if you learn more about theory, scales, and licks, but then I come and tell you that all you have to do first is to keep the rhythm.