Category Archives: Blues Piano

Blues School: Mixolydian Scale-Chords, Theory & Ear Training

A useful harmonic-melodic conception of the basic major Blues chords (I7-IV7-V7) is as three sets of matched “scale-chords” or “chord-scales”… Advertisements

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #10

Tenth in the series… a thick, bouncy, two-fisted shuffle…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #9

Ninth in the series… another style slow, triple-feel blues…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #8

Eighth in the series… an up-tempo shuffle a la “Further on Down the Road”…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #7

Seventh in the series… a triple-feel slow blues…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #6

Sixth in the series… walking bass in the left hand and syncopated chords in the right hand that really swings…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #5

Fifth in the series… a thick, bouncy, two-fisted shuffle…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #4

Fourth in the series… with a double-pump bass line, tasty chord voicings, and strong syncopation… great at slow to medium tempos…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #3

Third in the series of Blues comps… a bouncy, two-fisted shuffle…

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #2

Second in the series of Blues comping styles… a double-pumping variation of Pattern #1 that works great at slow to medium tempos…

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