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Improvising Blues Piano by Tim Richards, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Even though this book is called “Improvising Blues Piano” it’s really a jazz piano primer. Blues is the root of jazz and knowing the beginnings of blues piano is an . If you have any interest in learning about blues piano, from the roots to modern playing, I have never, and I mean it, never seen a book as.

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For starters, even the cover of the book is impressive.

I own books that contain much more musical information than this book contains, but none of the other books I own come remotely close to providing a layout that takes you from the most basic form of a style to exercises that are cool and very much akin to the foundation blocks that all the great players used to build their masterpieces, as quickly as this book does.

But, after working your way richadrs that short introduction, this book by Tim Richards will take you the rest of the way home. All the jazz cats out there learned by imitation and playing along with recordings.

Tim Richards- “Improvising Blues Piano” Book Review

Wouter rated it really liked it Feb 06, Michael Roetzel rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: This book is the most thorough and organized book on blues piano that I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot. A picture of the great Roosevelt Sykes at the piano invites you to take a look inside, and as soon as you do the quality of Tim’s book stands out.


Improvvisare il Blues al Piano It. The pacing is perfect and the mix of discussion and music examples, solo piano arrangements, exercises, history and other information helps make this book easy to go through.

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Is there a jazz book you’d like to have reviewed? The appendixes contain useful information set up to be easy to reference and study.

I am really playing piano now! I have learned from his book that it’s all about the chords, and how to work them with the rim and right hand to get the rhythm, harmony, and melody you desire. Cookies help us with shop features and services.

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The skills learned can be applied to other types of improvisation as well. Click here for sample pages. The original review was posted in and lost in the reams of LJP information.

Classical pianists looking for rcihards to get into jazz and blues will also be happy with this book. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I find the beginning lessons to be totally accessible to my skill level as basically a raw beginner. Classical pianists looking for ways to get into jazz and blues will also be happy with this book.

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With so many books on the market and so many people claiming their book is the next best thing since a diminished fifth, it’s hard to figure out which books to spend your money and time on. It’s the best I’ve seen yet This is a great little tutor for learning Blues Piano. Ninth and thirteenth chords Chapter 5: Minor and diminished chords. Historical references, assignments, exercises, everything a player needs to get on the blues train.


Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing. I spent many years trying to learn jazz through books and if had access to a resource like Tim Richard’s Improvising Blues PianoI would have ipmrovising a lot of money looking for the right book and a lot of time in my jazz piano quest.

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The CD is not limited to listening to the tunes in the book. Improvising Blues Piano blew me away. Tim did a great job at sifting through decades of blues piano information and successfully distilled it into it’s basic ideas, and then put those ideas into a format where you can explore them, grow into them, and start using them in your own playing.

Mark rated it it was amazing Feb 10,