Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Shuffle pattern, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Let's make it sound a lot more like a blues by adding a shuffle pattern in the left hand. We're going to play the root and fifth of each chord moving to the root and sixth. For a C chord, we'll have the root C and the fifth G. Moving to C and A, the sixth. And we're going to play it in a shuffle rhythm which is played with a triplet feel like this. (blues piano music) Okay.
For the F chord, we'll have F and C moving to F and D. (blues piano music) And when we get to the five chord, G, we'll have G and D moving to G and E. Here's the 12 bar form again played with triads in the right hand in our inversions and a shuffle pattern in the left hand. (blues piano music)
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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