Twobar blues licks for jazz ensemble by jeff waggoner these sheets may be used as source material for students working on solos over the blues progressions in bb and f. This is a collection of thirty different blues licks ranging from beginning through advanced. Another early 2008 video tutorial originally done for expert village. The major blues scale is some less common than the minor blues scale, and therefore we start with minor and you will find the major by. These slow blues guitar licks are from anthony stauffers 50 slow blues guitar licks you must knowcourse in which youll not only learn the lick itself but also where it fits within a standard 12bar progression. Figure 6 is the classic i chord lick, popularized by b. The 30 musthave blues piano licks blues transcription and bass arrangements. Some players have a memorised collection or repertoire of favourite licks that they will throw into a solo every now and then. Blues and jazz are two genres that share the same roots and have a lot of things in common.
In this article ill show you a couple great bluesy licks and how to transpose them for use across a 12bar blues form. The most important thing you can do is learn them, and then practice them the right way. Not only are these really fun to play, but they will also help you to understand the blues scale on a deeper level. To read them, you will need to have the free adobe reader program installed on your computer. These make great handouts for piano teachers to use with students. Many of the documents on this page are in pdf format. Two of the most common 12 bar patterns or arrangements are the slow change and the fast. Jonathon wilson has been a professional composer and pianist for over twenty years. Since we are mixing two genres we need to get the tools to play each of them. Blues piano licks play blues piano with willie myette. A lick is musical phrase consisting of a short series of notes when improvising. Learning the licks will help you to learn the language of the blues and how.
You will learn how to incorporate these licks into. Scribd is the worlds largest social reading and publishing site. This book of written lessons is an excellent tool and reference manual to develop and enhance your guitar skills. In this lesson, ill teach you three simple blues riffs that pack a lot of punch.
Piano improvisation technique corcoran high school. Students should, of course, study the solos of great jazz players to derive even more source material. Therefore would it be a great idea to learn licks over 251 chord progressions. Blues licks how to play blues piano free sheet music. Leigh fuge of mgr music works through 10 easy blues guitar licks for beginners that can be quickly worked into a practice routine. Long iivi pattern we play the previous exercise over the v chord and precede it by a simple cell figure 1 2 3 4. To be able to mix jazz and blues we of course need to have the material to play both jazz and blues in this position. This exercise is a classic bebop lick that fits over either a v chord or the whole of a short iiv, rounded off by a resolving figure using chromatic enclosure of the root of the i chord. This is a short organ lick done during a hard break. There is an increased interest in playing the organ these days as many keyboard players are adding organ modules, organs. Jonathon wilson collected these 30 blues licks, and by putting them on musescore you can. Must have blues piano licks echecs ouverture echecs scribd. We provide downloads for common scales including major, the three minor scales natural, harmonic, and melodic, the blues scale, and others. Every blues piano player should know it because although it is played quite regularly it sounds awesome, not tired or overplayed.
King got his start in the early 1950s as the beale street blues boy, but rapidly became a national figure with an approach too broad to be pigeonholed by a particular geographic location. Whether he is channeling otis span or creating his own genre, there is no finer keyboard player. These scales are for obvious reasons perfect when playing blues on the piano. As you progress through the course, youll learn left hands. Free sheet music piano blues by the most likes by the most well noted by the most commented by new releases by the most downloaded by the most listened by the most listened human original instrumentation first by works titles by composers by oldest additions with video first level. Yaahn is on the hammond organ left side of screen on this song. Blues improvisation complete berklee jeff harrington.
Adding a blue note to the regular pentatonic scale result in the pentatonic blues scale. Each scale is provided as a separate pdf download with finger numbers above each note. Jonathon wilson collected these 30 blues licks, and by putting them on musescore you can transpose them into any key you want. You will find here licks from the major and minor blues scales, in different rhythmic patterns and much more contains 30 piano sheets and audio samples of improvisations based on blues licks. Once you purchase a sheet music, you will be able to download the pdf file right away from the website. Master riffs, licks, and blues styles from new orleans to new york city starr, eric on. This is a 12 bar blues riff and is in triplets i do not take credit for this e. Any listing of the great blues guitar licks would have to include its fair share of b. These licks can be used in a variety of styles of playing blues, boogie woogie, jazz, rock, country, etc.
Riffs, on the other hand, are usually licks or phrases that are repeated as part of a tune or improvised backings. Anthony has organized the collection into five groups representing the five most common styles of slow blues tunes. Ultimate blues organ riffs pdf file digital sheet music. In this lesson, we will examine the righthand riffs and licks that make the boogiewoogie style so infectious. Twobar blues licks for jazz ensemble waggoner music.
The bend of the b7th g to the root a should be executed with the pinkie, backed up by. Pete, unlike some artists, knows what he is doing and is a fine teacher. This unique ebook contains sheet music and audio files of licks examples, from which we show you how to implement them in the blues. Learning piano with pete sears pete sears brings an incredible knowledge of roots music to the table. In the licks i can then easier explain where we are pulling the different parts from. Copying the solos of professionals is a great way for young players to. Welcome to lesson 5 in this course on boogiewoogie piano.
Blues turnarounds if you were playing in a minor key, you would make the i, iv, v chords minor chords. Top ten easy blues piano licks image via wikipedia. Print and download in pdf or midi 30 must have blues piano licks. For that we need an overview of the essential scales and arpeggios. So in this lesson, im giving you 25 easy iivi licks. The videos show the licks in c, but you can download sheet music which has the licks in nearly all keys. Time signature the most basic rhythm is in 44 time which means that there are four quarter notes per bar of music, or put more simply, a count of 1,2,3,4 repeated over and over. Make sure you click on each sound file to hear the lick played. Piano pentatonic blues scales overview with pictures.
What you have to do here is to learn that the major pentatonic is a totally. No need to wait for a book, you will receive a pdf file, so you may start playing your. This lesson will inspire you to build your own vocabulary that you can use to improvise when playing the 12 bar blues. You can make some really great lines by mixing things from blues and jazz. My online blues course teaches blues piano from scratch and builds your ability in a modular way. The lick is this song is done during a hard break during a bbminor groove.
In this lesson i am going to look at 5 licks that do that and talk a bit about how. My learn piano blues course consists of videos, split into modules. A collection of oscar petersonstyle jazz piano licks to help understand key features of the peterson style. What is a lick, and why is it important to learn blues licks. Learning riffs on the piano is an awesome way to sound amazing quickly. I have been following jonathan wisons blues licks from expertvillage. Take your blues playing to the next level with this piano and organ video lesson, in which i will first play and then dissect four blues licks. Perhaps the most used and common lick in the chicago blues style is the hammered 8th note. The bible of blues riffs beginner to intermediate lesson youtube. Download milt buckner hamps boogie woogie sheet music notes and. Print and download in pdf or midi blues licks piano arrangement by nilo estrela. Welcome to this lesson on chicago blues licks and riffs. Licks are short musical phrases used in jazz, blues and rock improvising. Its takes a little bit of practice to get under the fingers but not something that is difficult.1452 661 1186 599 1329 67 968 564 1129 1441 184 434 324 196 224 364 893 402 18 488 1024 877 407 513 653 1071 1047 901