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  Blues Piano Lessons Portland Oregon | Keyboard Lessons Portland | Piano Teacher
Piano Blues is quite a bit different from
A keyboard can be a fine substitute for a piano.
Learning is the same on a piano or keyboard.
www.bluespianoportland.com   (367 words)

 The Blues . Piano Blues | PBS
Director — and piano player — Clint Eastwood (Play Misty for Me, Bird, Unforgiven) explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances by such living legends as Pinetop Perkins and Jay McShann, as well as Dave Brubeck and Marcia Ball.
Says Eastwood: "The blues has always been part of my musical life and the piano has a special place, beginning when my mother brought home all of Fats Waller's records.
A piano blues documentary gives me a chance to make a film that is more directly connected to the subject of the music than the features that I have been doing throughout my career."
www.pbs.org /theblues/aboutfilms/eastwood.html   (128 words)

 Blues Piano - Form - Akkorde - Tonleiter - Basics
Blues Piano - Form - Akkorde - Tonleiter - Basics
Lernen Sie für Blues Piano zuerst die Form, 3 Akkorde und die Blues Tonleiter.
Blues besteht in seiner ursprünglichen Form aus 12 Takten: 12 bar blues.
www.barpiano-musik.de /html/blues_piano_lernen.html   (355 words)

  Jazz e Blues Piano : Leggi le Opinioni e compara i prezzi
Qui troverai tanti cd Jazz e Blues confrontabili per prezzo.
Piano Artistry Of, The/Fabulous Phineas - Phineas Newborn Jr.
Il "piano jazz trio" è formazione da sempre amata dagli ascoltatori e frequentata ad ogni latitudine da miriadi di pianisti, tanto che ogni nuovo disco finisce per inserirsi, volente o nolente, in questa corrente in cui scorrono titoli a migliaia.
www.ciao.it /Jazz_e_Blues_206227_2-piano   (678 words)

  CD Baby: Blues: Piano Blues - music you will love.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Piano driven song cycle reflecting the American landscape by mixing dark humor, raunch and a touch of the macabre to tell lyrical tales of sin, soul and salvation.
Solo piano jazz influenced by blues and free improvisation
Bloomington, Indiana's best blues and boogie woogie piano player shows his playing and composing chops, with help from the Crawdads and his sons.
www.cdbaby.com /style/12   (499 words)

  Encyclopedia of the Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Long before the blues settled into the twelve-bar form in which it is usually played, there were "blues" songs published which were simply the popular songs of the day.
An accomplished, versatile pianist, Little Brother's blues piano style was firmly rooted in the Louisiana tradition, relying on a flexibility and sparseness reminiscent of early gospel music.
Blues pianists therefore turned to the slide between the minor and major fifth to get the "blue" effect, thereby curiously echoing a similar change brought about in jazz by the rise of bebop, though for a completely different reason.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/blues/piano.html   (4061 words)

 Blues - MSN Encarta
By the late 1940s, many Chicago blues musicians were playing electric guitars, had added drums and saxophones to their ensembles, and had started to use microphones to amplify the harmonica (harp), piano, and upright bass.
Club blues, pioneered by artists such as Nat King Cole and Charles Brown in the late 1940s, featured piano-led trios that played slow-tempo blues along with pop standards or boogie-woogie piano pieces.
King and Bobby Blue Bland—who had developed distinctive approaches to playing and singing blues, the genre ceased to be a part of the fl musical mainstream.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561248_3/Blues.html   (1192 words)

 Piano blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Piano blues refers to a variety of blues styles, sharing only the characteristic that they use the piano as the primary musical instrument.
Boogie woogie is the best known kind of piano blues, though barrelhouse, swing, RandB, rock and roll and jazz are strongly influenced by early pianists who played the blues.
The Piano Blues is also the title of an episode of Martin Scorsese's documentary series The Blues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Piano_blues   (219 words)

 PianoMix.com - Blues and Folk Piano CDs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis - Boogie-woogie pianist Meade Lux Lewis' next-to-last record was his first recording in five years and his final opportunity to stretch out unaccompanied.
Atlantic Blues: Piano - Sampling treats from such blues hotbeds as Chicago, Kansas City, and New Orleans, this single disc from Atlantic's blues box spotlights the men at the ivories with 23 good-to-excellent sides.
Maximum Blues Piano - David Maxwell - Maxwell's solo debut has been a long time in coming, but it been worth the wait, as he neatly sidesteps the curse of the non-vocalist bandleader.
www.pianomix.com /cdbluesandfolk.html   (554 words)

 DVD Times - The Blues - A Musical Journey: Piano Blues
But his enthusiasm for the genre is infectious as he interviews a group of blues piano players, starting with the great Ray Charles, and asks about how they got started with their careers and who their biggest influences were.
The mix-up of blues and jazz is a slight problem for the film and blues fans may well feel that the discussion of Thelonious Monk, for example, would be better suited to a series on jazz.
Piano Blues is a hugely enjoyable tribute to some great musicians and despite my reservations about how superficial it sometimes is, it’s still well worth watching if you’re a music lover.
dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=11028   (1587 words)

 The Essential Piano Blues CD Review
Pianos were part of the furnishings in many of these locales, and indeed, homes where a little extra money may have been available.
Piano men had their own language full of jive, and some even sported the forehead quiff that alerted anyone familiar with the rites of passage that there was a new barrelhouse man around town.
Leroy Carr, one of the most-loved and highly respected men of blues piano gets in with the mournful "Ain't It A Shame." Walter Roland assisted perhaps the most outrageous of the female blues singers, Lucille Bogan, and Roland's flowing "Big Mama" is a fine example of his solo work.
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/2001/classicpianoblues-cr.html   (872 words)

 Secrets of Learning to Play Blues & Boogie Piano
Louie was pretty busy that year, and she didn' have a lot of time to mess around with the piano.
I had had a piano around when I was growing up, and had spent some time picking out tunes with one finger, but it had been many years since I had had a chance to spend any time with one.
Piano on the Net, a free on-line course which uses Apple's QuickTime software to teach Piano and Music Lessons, including Jazz.
dcwi.com /~dave/piano.html   (1384 words)

 Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The use of blue notes and the prominence of call-and-response patterns in the music and lyrics are indicative of the blues' West African pedigree.
Jefferson was one of the few country blues performers to record widely, and may have been the first to record the slide guitar style, in which a guitar is fretted with a knife blade or the sawed-off neck of a bottle.
Blues is sometimes danced as a type of swing dance, with no fixed patterns and a focus on connection, sensuality, body contact, and improvisation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blues   (6592 words)

 Piano Blues Downloads - Download Piano Blues Music - Download Piano Blues MP3s
Piano Blues runs through the entire history of the music itself, embracing everything from ragtime, barrelhouse, boogie woogie, and smooth West Coast jazz stylings to the hard-rocking rhythms of Chicago blues.
On the contrary, it would seem that anyone who was thinking of formalizing aspects of blues songwriting in the 1930s would be hailed a harbinger of things to come, rather than blamed for a lack of imagination.
He was overwhelmingly popular throughout the 1930s, and he is credited in some quarters with being the artist who carried the blues from its lowly status as rural "devil's music" into the cities where, in time, it would grow, thrive and change to suit the needs of a new, urban audience.
www.mp3.com /piano-blues/genre/697/subgenre.html   (3055 words)

 Blues Guitar & Piano
Many of the great blues artists were masters at successfully incorporating guitar and piano into their arrangements, perhaps most prolifically by the Chicago blues masters.
For many of the great blues artists we have found that the compilations are a great way to collect their music, and there are usually choices between single or multi-disc options to satisfy all tastes.
Beyond the influence Willie Dixon had in blues, his mark on rock is quite deep.
www.thebestofwebsite.com /Bands/Categories/G_P_Blues.htm   (978 words)

 Martin Scorsese : The Blues : Piano Blues
Director — and piano player — Clint Eastwood (Play Misty for Me, Bird, Unforgiven) explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances by such living legends as Pinetop Perkins and Jay McShann, as well as Dave Brubeck and Marcia Ball.
Says Eastwood: "The blues has always been part of my musical life and the piano has a special place, beginning when my mother brought home all of Fats Waller's records.
A piano blues documentary gives me a chance to make a film that is more directly connected to the subject of the music than the features that I have been doing throughout my career."
www.snappermusic.com /theblues/aboutfilms/eastwood.html   (136 words)

 Blues instruction for piano
Blues Piano Fusion - Eight original compositions in blues styles including boogie woogie, gospel and funk; arranged for piano, bass, drums and sax.
Complete arrangements, suggested solo lines and performance hints for mastering blues piano styles.
Compilation of actual licks, riffs, turnaround phrases, embellishments and basic patterns that define good piano blues and can be used as a basis for players to explore and create their own style..
www.piano-pal.com /blues.htm   (3398 words)

 1700665ED - Chess Blues Classics - Piano (Piano/Vocal/Guitar)
Blues in Chicago existed before Chess records, but Chicago blues was virtually created at Chess Records with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and other transplanted country blues musicians.
The unadorned simplicity and primacy of Delta blues, combined with a big, vibrant jolt of electricity, turned the "song of the south" into an inner city anthem that would culturally unite the fl community.
Included in the transcriptions are piano, voice and guitar parts, arranged so that either chordal instrument could accompany a vocalist.
www.pianospot.com /1700665.html   (746 words)

 Primitive Piano CD Review
The latest, "Primitive Piano," was originally issued in 1957 on Tone Records, when it had seven tracks--three by Speckled Red and two each by Doug Suggs and James Robinson.
After the slow original, "Florida Blues," Billie Pierce shares the mic with husband Dede as they take things to the church for a couple of takes of "Bye and Bye." The first positively rattles along, before the pace is cooled a little for the second.
The delightful rolling blues instrumental, "Smoke Like Lightning," is followed by another classy piece, "Slow and Low," which rounds off the musical part of the album.
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/2003/primitivepiano-gb.html   (777 words)

 Amazon.com: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Piano Blues: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And even though the juxtaposing of Jimmy Yancey's primitive version of "How Long Blues" against the harmonically sophisticated reading of the song by Count Basie and his orchestra is interesting in principle, the song was written and composed by one of the best blues pianists of all time, the great Leroy Carr.
If you are already an experienced blues fan, this CD does provide an interesting insight into how the blues has permeated soul, jazz and RandB, but for a relative newcomer, "Piano Blues" doesn't cut it.
There's some great stuff on this CD: folks who like their piano blues straight-up will treasure tracks 1, 2, 13, 15, and 18; those who like a little vocals with their piano blues will favor tracks 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, and 20.
www.amazon.com /Martin-Scorsese-Presents-Blues-Piano/dp/B0000A0AZ8   (1365 words)

 Ann Rabson home page
I wanted to show that the blues is a feeling and the sound of the blues need not be as limited as it often seems these days.
Music Makin' Mama, was nominated as Album of the Year in both the Traditional Blues and Acoustic Blues categories, and her composition Elevator Man was nominated as Song of the Year.
The Blues Foundation is "on a mission" to preserve Blues history, celebrate Blues excellence and support Blues education.
dcwi.com /~rabson/Welcome.html   (2686 words)

 BBC - BBC Four Music - The Blues
A homage to the Delta blues that sees musician Corey Harris travel through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of the music.
A series of interviews and archive performances by stars of the blues piano, made by a director who has a life-long passion for the music and plays himself.
A young boy in 1950s Mississippi is caught between sacred gospel music and the profane sounds of the blues.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/music/features/blues.shtml   (410 words)

 Blues Style Piano and Boogie Woogie
You'll learn the 12 bar blues form, the blues scale, and the blues rhythm.
It's simply the first and last words on playing blues piano.
The material in this course is used for the NSAM Blues Piano Workshop taught in major university extension programs throughout the country.All levels.
www.playpianonow.com /pianoblues.html   (204 words)

 Blues Piano
In modern bands, the piano takes a backseat to the guitar and many groups want an organ keyboard sound over the classic piano jive.
From the whorehouses to the clubs, boogie woogie and barrelhouse piano carried the day for the blues, eclipsed only with the advent of electric guitar and, to a great extent, blues harmonica.
ut blues piano is still alive today and coming soon to Big Road Blues, a tribute to the greats of blues piano, from Otis Spann to Pinetop Perkins, Memphis Slim to Champion Jack Dupree.
www.bigroadblues.com /piano   (192 words)

 Wilbur's Music Page for Blues, Harmonica, Piano, Penny Whistle.
Blues piano playing tips and lessons as well as links to blues piano and other piano blues music.
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Blues piano playing tips as well as links to blues piano and other piano blues music.
www.hoerl.com /harmon.html   (570 words)

 Movie Info for The Blues: Piano Blues on MSN Movies
Part of The Blues documentary film series on PBS, Piano Blues is directed by actor, filmmaker, and pianist Clint Eastwood.
This installment explores the director's fascination with piano blues and jazz, starting with Fats Waller and the early stride piano sound.
Piano Blues was originally broadcast by PBS on October 4, 2003.
movies.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=551786   (139 words)

 1703607ED - Ultimate Blues Showstoppers - Piano (Piano/Vocal/Chords)
Some of the most popular blues tunes ever written fill the rest of the 250+ pages.
Each song has been arranged for piano with optional lyrics and guitar chords.
Now we are able to offer the music for all nine songs for piano, vocal and guitar.
www.pianospot.com /1703607.htm   (1434 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Piano Blues: DVD: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This film by Clint Eastwood is the best blues Piano DVD out there.
Films about blues piano are as rare of hens teeth, so this is a must for blues piano fans.
Blues influenced though they may be, they aint blues pianists.
www.amazon.co.uk /Martin-Scorsese-Presents-Blues-Piano/dp/B0001HK0MA   (781 words)

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