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Discovering Boogie & Blues Piano

A Systematic Method for learning licks, accompaniment patterns and Improvisation
A comprehensive introduction to playing boogie and blues by renowned pianist Wolfgang Wierzyk. Focusing on the various techniques, methods, patterns and styles of boogie and blues that will help develop your playing in every way.
Product number: ED 13246
Edition: Textbook, Translation of SPL 1025
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Boogie Woogie and Blues music has always been a popular style amongst pianists, but it can be all too difficult to find interesting, effective and fun teaching methods - now you need not look any further! Discovering Boogie & Blues Piano by Wolfgang Wierzyk, for the first time available in English translation is the revised and expanded edition of the bestselling German title "Die Boogie & Blues" Methode” (SPL 1025). Taking you step by step through technical aspects of the playing style, as well as guidance in improvisation, historical information and recommendations for further listening, Discovering Boogie & Blues Piano is an ideal introduction to this style of music.

The book is accompanied by a CD recording of all exercises and pieces performed by the author.

  • Step by step introduction
  • CD filled with demonstrations
  • For intermediate pianists
A comprehensive introduction to playing Boogie and Blues by renowned pianist Wolfgang Wierzyk. Focusing on the various techniques, methods, patterns and styles of Boogie and Blues that will help develop your playing in every way.
Key areas covered include:
The blues scale and blue notes; Comping patterns and variations; Improvisation and solos; Playing with other instruments or in a band; Walking bass lines; Complex licks and ornamentation; Constructing your own Boogie pieces.
The included CD features 66 audio tracks and numerous musical examples.


Aims of the Course, History of Blues and Boogie
The Blue Notes, the 12 Bar Blues Scheme
Improvisation, Features of Boogie-Woogie
Instructions for Use
Star It Up
The Beat Boes On
Building the Melody: Alternating Thirds
Building the Melody: Third Syncopations
Experiments in Improvisation, Liberating the Drone Note
It's Groove Time
The Blues Scale
The First Blue Note
Double the Hands, Double the Groove
Thickening the Groove
Two-handed Comping Variations
Seventh Chords, Adding to the Blues Scale
Courage to Leave Gaps
Filling the Gaps
Thirds Lick and Scale Loops
Triplets in the Melody
A New Hobby
Links in the Boogie Chain
Slippery Fingers
The Second Blue Note as a Triplet Lick
Striding the Blues in C Minor
Improvisation in C Minor
The Next Level Up
Two into One
Blues Ballad in A Minor
Improvisation in A Minor
Family Gathering
Ear Candy
In Chains
Playing as a Team
Brass and Guitar
Bass and Drums
Halfway There
Varying the Root Licks, Thirds Runs
Your Own Handiwork
Add Your Own Solos
Transposing Licks
Transposing: How to Go About It
Blues Drone Scale
A New Comping Pattern
Comping Pattern I
Old Boogie, New Pattern
The Prep Boogie
Crushed Notes, Read the Small Print
Crushed Notes (continued)
Listen and Play
Lick Reunited
Lick Bariations
A Close Fit
Boogie Chain III
QWalking Bass Patterns
Variations on the Blues Scheme
Boogie Walking Basses, Boogie Walk in G
Walking Bass Examples . Blues and Jazz Conmping
Walking Bass Vaqriants, Counter Line on G
Your First Walking Bass Boogie
The Sixths Connection
Chop the Walk
Of Ornaments and Other Beautiful Things
The All Inclusive Boogie
Stretching Out
The Amen Formula
Save the Best for Last
Lick Roll
The Devil is in the Detail
Boogie Chain IV in G, Lick Transfer C to G
Lick Transfers from C to G and back
Comping Patterns II
Practising Comping Patterns
Lady in Blue
Ladies Boogie: Notes
Ladies Boogie: Examples
Virtuoso Boogie Finale
In the Beginning was the Intro
Leave Them Wanting More
CD Track Listing

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Discovering Boogie & Blues Piano
A Systematic Method for learning licks, accompaniment patterns and Improvisation
Textbook, Translation of SPL 1025
Level of difficulty:
Schott Music Ltd., London

Technical Details

Product number:
ED 13246
0,45 kg
23.1cm x 30.3cm

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