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Here is your beginners guide and tips to learning recommended blues piano songs

Here is your beginners guide and tips to learning recommended blues piano songs

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Published by Ugo Onwutalu
Many people want to learn blues piano but don't know where to start. They get overwhelmed with the technical dazzle of the performer and their ability to improvise easily. Don't be put off. The easier and simple way lies within this article.
Many people want to learn blues piano but don't know where to start. They get overwhelmed with the technical dazzle of the performer and their ability to improvise easily. Don't be put off. The easier and simple way lies within this article.

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Are you a
beginner 
looking to start learning
blues piano songs 
?
If you intend to start learning blues piano, I recommend you work your way through at a few beginnersbooks first. If you don't have any, there many recommended books that can be found on places likeAmazon with the usual reader ratings.
Know yours scales and chords
 You might have thought scales were what you did for your exams but they become important whenlearning Blues piano. Learning about 7th chords, blue notes, twelve bar blues progression and a bit of jazz theory will take you a long way. They are the foundation and will enable you to improve yourtechnique and play those stylish, bluesy scales, chords, riffs and licks. The best thing about the blues isthat not everything is set in stone so once you get started, try experimenting with different basic bluesscales, chords and improvisation melodies. Also having a metronome will be useful for chord progression,12 bar blues (for when you need to count and time the chord changes) and learning more advanced,syncopated rhythms.
Finding a good teacher
 You can learn by yourself through books, but your progressed will be greatly accelerated by finding ateacher who I must stress has got experience of performing, not just teaching. Don't hesitate to ask themdirectly what their experience and background is.
Go to live performances
 There should be enough venues (depending on where you live) that have a Blues band performing or anupcoming themed night. Make sure to sit at or near the front, especially where the pianist will be so youcan get a good enough view of what he/she does. Also, don't be afraid to speak to them either during theinterval or after the performance. You'll be surprised how easy to talk to they are and the tips they cangive you to get started.
Blues Pianists
 There are a variety of blues styles for the piano. Boogie woogie is the best known kind of blues form,ranging from though barrelhouse to funk, swing, R&B, rock and roll and jazz, all of which are stronglyinfluenced by early pianists who played the blues. Notable blues pianists include Professor Longhair.Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Dr. John, and RayCharles.
Reading material
 If you're serious about getting good at Blues, you should take an interest in the genre you're learning. Thefirst item should be Blues For Dummies. Written by Lonnie Brooks Blues For Dummies provides thereader with a solid background in the blues, including an overview of blues history, artist profiles,recommended albums, and even how to make a blues record. The book also includes a CD compiled bythe authors that includes top songs from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and othersAlso, listen to:Willie Mabon
 
 Little Brother MontgomeryHenry GrayCount BasieFats DominoMemphis SlimSunnyland SlimOtis SpannPinetop PerkinsIf you're more advanced, some blues songs to listen to and learn are:18 and Life by Skid RowAin't No Sunshine by Bill WithersAin't Nobody Here But Us Chickens by Louis JordanAin't Nobody's Business by Jimmy WitherspoonAin't That a Shame by Fats DominoAs the Years Go Passing By by Deadric MaloneBaby Please Don't Go by Big Joe WilliamsBeale Street by W. C. HandyBefore You Accuse Me by Bo DiddleyBell Bottom Blues by Derek & the DominosCall Me by Tony HatchCrosscut Saw by Albert KingDimples by John Lee HookerEarly In The Mornin' by Buddy GuyEasy Baby by Willie DixonEverybody Needs Somebody To Love by Solomon BurkeFeelin' Alright by Joe CockerFlip, Flop And Fly by Big Joe TurnerForty-Four by Howlin' WolfFreight Train by Billy CottonGangster Of Love by Johnny WatsonI Feel Free by CreamI Just Want To Make Love To You by Willie DixonIce Cream Man by John BrimIf I Didn't Care by The Ink SpotsThe Joker by Steve Miller BandLet's Work Together by Canned HeatThe Little Red Rooster by Willie DixonMama He Treats Your Daughter Mean by Ruth BrownThe Midnight Special by Huddie Ledbetter

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