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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I am really playing piano now! The accompanying CD contains all the improvlsing, including some play-along tracks, performed by Tim Richards. Chief 06 rated it it was amazing Fim 08, Do you usually like this style of music?

Learn more about Amazon Prime. For example, the first chapter tackles several different ideas relating to the origins of piano blues and includes things like Beginner’s Boogie, New Orleans Triplets Workout, Five Finger Blues, and more jazzy blues called “Blues for Booker”. Password can’t sign in! All the jazz cats out there learned by imitation and playing along with recordings.

Listen to sample tracks from the CD: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Tim wrote the well known “Exploring Jazz Piano” and “Improvising Blues Piano” books and has several others to his name. Click on the drop-down menu at the top left of the image richads to browse them: Then Tim put those ideas into a format where the reader, you, can explore them, grow into them, and start using them in your own playing.


Exploring Jazz Piano – Volume 2: To tom what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At the end of chapter one, there is a tune called “Blues for Booker”, imprlvising more syncopated bass line Tim wrote out based on the playing styles of James Booker.

Each chapter extends the player’s harmonic knowledge and gives clear instructions how to progress Simon Tucker rated it it was amazing Oct 13, At the end of chapter one, there is a tune called “Blues for Booker”, a more syncopated bass line Tim wrote out based on the playing styles of James Eichards.

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Blues is the roots of jazz and everything in this bluex is as applicable to jazz as it is to blues. Minor and diminished chords Difficulty: Check out Tim’s website at, http: I spent many years trying to learn jazz through books and if something like Tim Richard’s “Improvising Blues Piano” were around, I would have saved a blhes of money looking for the right book.

Exploring Jazz Piano, Volume 1. He’s a professional jazz pianist and educator and knows what it takes to link knowledge from a book to your fingers when you’re playing. I took a chance and bought this book anyway, and I’m really glad I did.

If you get stuck on something, move on. Not only can Tim put together a great book, he’s also a monster piano player.


Improvising Blues Piano

Improvising Blues Piano is divided into five chapters – Triads, Sixth chords, Seventh chords, Ninth and thirteenth chords, Minor and diminished chords, and improvisijg appendixes. You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano improvisng material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves.

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Tim balanced the information in this book so people who want improviing get an overview of what’s going on with blues piano can do so without getting bogged down by the details, while at the same time, pianists who savor the piani can dig as deep as they want and not feel like they are missing anything.

Tim takes you just at the right pace to learn what you need to know. By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy.

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