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This is the definitive guide to blues piano for beginners, by the world-renowned author and educator Mark Harrison. You'll get started right away, learning some essential left-hand and right-hand patterns to use on your first (or next) blues piano gig! The material is organized and explained in the clearest possible way, and all of the twenty-three music examples are very authentic and fun to play. All fingerings for the music examples are also provided.Once you have purchased this book, you can then email us to receive a FREE download of mp3 recordings and pdf notation for all of the music examples in the book. Most of the recordings include play-along tracks with a rhythm section, so you can have fun jamming along with the band!Here is an overview of the sections contained in this book:Section One - The Basic Blues Left Hand PatternSection Two - Adding Triads in the Right HandSection Three - The Twelve-Bar Blues ProgressionSection Four - Using Triad InversionsSection Five - Working With Four-Part ChordsSection Six - Varying the Left Hand PatternSection Seven - More Right and Left Hand CombinationsSection Eight - Improvising with the Tonic Blues ScaleSection Nine - Improvising with the Relative Minor Blues ScaleSection Ten - Combining Blues Scales and Adding Drone NotesMark Harrison is one of the highest-rated contemporary music educators and authors in the world today. His instruction books are endorsed by Keyboard Magazine, Jazz Times, and Performing Musician Magazine, and are used at numerous music colleges and universities. Mark's books have helped many thousands of musicians in over twenty countries worldwide.
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