Tag: bebop blues

Teaching the blues

A moment after writing the title of this article, up popped an image of John Lee Hooker smiling and shaking his head. “Nobody can teach you the blues. Blues is a feeling, something you have to live.” I tried explaining that I’m a jazz piano teacher and that teaching the blues is part of my job… Read more »

bebop scales part 1

Using bebop scales in your jazz solos is easier than you think! Chapter 4: of Learn Jazz Piano book 4 I don’t believe that most of us can learn jazz piano by instinct alone and bebop scales should be a part of your vocabulary. The key is getting the right balance of instinct and theory. Here are… Read more »

eBook Learning Jazz Piano book 3

Learning Jazz Piano book 3 My eBook ‘Learning Jazz Piano book 3’ is now available at the link below https://www.learnjazzpianoonline.com/jazz-piano-ebook.html This third book focuses on practical advice and strategies for the learning jazz pianist. You can either purchase this eBook separately or as a 3-book set at discount. Here’s the link to buy all 3… Read more »

Here’s lesson 14: Learn Bebop jazz

Lesson 14 helps you learn Bebop jazz and Blues. We began, in lesson 12, with a basic 3-chord 12 bar, a sequence that will get you through just about any rock & roll tune and 1000’s of blues songs. Then, in lesson 13, we added a few chord changes to make for a more interesting solo.… Read more »

Lesson 14: Learn Bebop blues

I’ve now begun work on lesson 14:  learn bebop blues. This chord sequence is a long way from the basic three chords that are commonly used. Bebop blues still contains 12 bars and hits the IV chord at bar 5. But there are big differences. For a start, chord 1 is now a major 7th… Read more »