Category Archives: Blues Piano

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… Advertisements

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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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Blues School: Comping Pattern #1

Blues improvisation is not just about soloing. It’s also about having a diverse set of comping styles in your bag. Here is the first in the series…

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Blues School: Repeated Notes

Repeated notes are a great way to keep the time moving or to build excitement…

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Blues School: Grace Notes

A great way to add some bluesy edge to your sound is to use blue notes as grace notes that slide into the chord tones.

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Blues School: Vamp #10

Tenth in the series… copped from the Doors “Roadhouse Blues”…

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Blues School: Vamp #9

Ninth in the series… Old school jazzy minor vamp using thick chords, octaves, syncopation, and emphasis on the b5…

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