Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Jimmy Yancey style boogie-woogie, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Now let's learn a tune I call Jimmy's Boogie…because it's played in the style…of boogie master, Jimmy Yancey.…We're going to slow down a bit for this tune,…and play in a more pronounced swing or triplet feel…like the shuffles you played earlier.…Let's learn the left hand part first.…We'll be outlining a triad.…The pattern is root, root up an octave,…three, five, and back to three, five.…(slow boogie-woogie music)…Okay, in the fourth measure, we can use that measure…to walk from the C chord to the F chord.…
Okay, walking or moving stepwise between two notes…is another feature of boogie-woogie playing.…Here we'll be walking from a C to an F in four beats.…This adds even more motion to the bass line.…Here's the bass pattern played through the whole form.…(slow boogie-woogie music)…Now let's learn the right hand part.…
On the right hand, you'll be playing off of a triad.…Here's a C triad.…We're just going to play above and below the chord tones.…It's kind of like the comping pattern you did…for Scratch My Back, but you're also adding…
Note: This course was created and produced by Alfred Music. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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