Rock School: Famous Keyboard Parts: “Won’t Get Fooled Again”: Synth Intro

A study of one of the most interesting keyboard parts in rock history, composed and performed by Pete Townshend using some very inventive harmonic interplay along with some electronic wizardry in the studio … Continue reading

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Rock School: Famous Keyboard Parts: “The House is Rockin'” Piano Solo

Enjoy this study of one of the shortest and sweetest rocking piano solos ever: Reese Wynan’s solo from Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “The House is Rockin”, employing some staples from the boogie and blues vocabulary… Continue reading

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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”… Continue reading

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Blues School: Comping Pattern #10

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

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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… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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