Jazz piano students are always asking about the blues. What chords are used in the blues? What is the blues scale? How do I improvise over the changes? The basics of the blues progression are laid out in this lesson: blues form, major and minor blues chord progressions and the blues scale are covered. Learn how to use the blues scale to improvise over the blues progression by incorporating three effective improvisational techniques into your soloing to help you create coherent and engaging lines.
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Five Essential Seventh Chords
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Bill did undergraduate work at the Berklee College of Music and holds the M.Mus. degree in Jazz Studies from the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ray Santisi and Charlie Banacos. Bill taught and played extensively around the Boston area for the better part of two decades appearing everywhere from the legendary Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge MA to a long stand at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill in Boston before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham NC area where he teaches full-time on JazzPianoOnline.com.