hello all :)

i have been fumbling about for years, playing in bands and such. i want to help people trying to learn how to play blues jazz piano...so i have thrown together a rough video to explain some simple techniques and a  method for making it easier to start having fun with this style.

i am sure some of you are way ahead of me but maybe and hopefully somebody might find this useful:

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that was well presented and very entertaining. i enjoyed the northern accent. i went to teachers training college in huddersfield many years ago.
a couple of things come to mind. it's so tempting to learn everything in the key of c but students come unstuck when playing with a guitarist who wants to play in e or a brass player wanting to play in bb or eb.
i start by teaching the blues scale, but then move on to the pentatonic rather than the mixolydian. this avoids the 4th step which can sometimes sound 'wrong.'
the 'crazy chords' bit at the end sounds good but could do with explaining. when a student has mastered the basic root positions of 7th chords, they can then try rootless voicings such as ...
c7  = e + g + bb + d.
this now gives you 3, 5, 7 and 9.
none of the above is meant as a criticism, only some additional ideas for others.
best wishes from london
paul abrahams
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