Best of Blues Piano – Keyboard Signature Licks

Jul 01 2016

Best of Blues Piano – Keyboard Signature Licks

A step-by-step breakdown of the piano styles and techniques of Dr. John, Pete Johnson, Professor Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, and others that uses their actual licks to teach. The Signature Licks book/audio packs are especially formatted to give instruction on how to play a particular artist style by using the actual transcribed, “right from the record” licks!
Designed for use by anyone from beginner right up to the experienced player who is looking to expand their insight. The books contain full performance notes and an overview of each artist or group’s style with transcriptions in notes and tab. The audio accompaniment features playing tips and techniques, as well as playing examples at a slower tempo.
This is not a method book and will not teach you Blues improvisation; however, it can help expand your Blues vocabulary and improve your playing technique.
The difficulty level is intermediate, however a few of the transcriptions are fairly advanced. Several pieces only have the right hand transcribed. Apparently the left hand could not be heard well enough in the original recordings. This is explained in the book’s introduction. Each piece is introduced with a short paragraph of history, then an analysis of what you’re actually playing (chords, scales, style, etc).

Songs include:

  • Big Chief (Professor Longhair)
  • Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
  • (The Original) Boogie Woogie (Pinetop Smith)
  • Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) (Pinetop Perkins)
  • Confessin’ the Blues (Jay McShann)
  • Cow Cow Blues (Cow Cow Davenport)
  • Cryin’ in My Sleep (Jimmy Yancey)
  • Diving Duck (Otis Spann)
  • Everyday I Have the Blues (Memphis Slim)
  • Honky Tonk Train (Honky Tonk Train Blues) (Meade “Lux” Lewis)
  • The Pearls (Jelly Roll Morton)
  • Roll ‘Em Pete (Pete Johnson)
  • Route 66 (Charles Brown)
  • Tipitina (Dr. John)

Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 51 pages

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2 comments

  1. genomas /

    Teclas azules, blancas y negras: gracias.!

  2. deneb /

    amazing
    thanks very much

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