Are you a
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.
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.
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