Jazz Piano School, Ep 19: Introduction To The Blues

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The blues is a corner stone of jazz. 

You will find the blues in many traditional jazz tunes and it will also help improve your improvising as well. 

Listen to this episode to learn how the blues works and how you can start playing it! 


What To Know For The Blues

  • #1 The blues is 16 bars.
  • #2 The blues is dominant chord based.
  • #3 Use the blues scale to improvise.

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4 Responses

  1. Loved the podcast on Blues. I am a beginner having started piano less the a year. I have gone through videos and courses and have learned the 12 bar blues form pretty well, but I must say this podcast not only discussed the form, but actually taught you HOW TO USE IT. Really great information. Thank you Brendan!

  2. You’re very welcome Mike! It’s my pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it. Lot’s of more free education here on the site and podcast. Enjoy! Let us know if you need anything at any time.

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