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Sobre o curso

The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are considerable differences between Early Jazz blues, Swing blues, Bebop blues, Modal blues, and Post Bop blues. Each type has its unique harmonic syntax, melodic vocabulary and, associated with them, improvisational techniques. While other aspects of jazz performance practice have been constantly changing from one stylistic convention to another, the blues has never lost its identity and expressive power, and continues to exert a powerful influence on the harmonic and melodic syntax of jazz. This seven-week course explores important aspects of the blues, blues improvisation, basic keyboard textures, jazz harmonic and melodic syntax. Topics include: (1) Blues Progressions; (2) Blues and Other Scales; (3) Improvisational Tools, and others. This course will also cover valuable theoretical concepts enabling the student to master the art of jazz improvisation. Each topic will be introduced from a practical perspective with the clearly stated goal: to improve one’s improvisational skills. Jazz improvisation is rooted in spontaneity, creativity, self-expression and, at the same time, self-control and order. A unique pedagogical approach based on a one-to-one musical interaction conducted with different instrumentalists will help to reinforce many of the concepts introduced in this course and realize its stated objectives....

Melhores avaliações


27 de jul de 2020

Very good and enjoyable mix of practice and theory - from basics to more advanced with good explanations throughout. I just wish I was a better piano player to be able to take full advantage of it!


7 de out de 2016

Such a great course! Even though I am a bass player this course has made me understand patterns and ways in which the Blues can be taken to. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience.

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por Kelly-Ann K

9 de nov de 2019

So much rich information and examples .

Thank you

por Yvan O

9 de out de 2016

Awesome course, especially for Jazz pianists!

por Angelina W

24 de nov de 2016

Love the theory discussion and performances.

por Juanjo R C

10 de dez de 2017

buen curso, lastima no está en español 100%

por Ervin S

19 de jun de 2016

I've learnt a lot from this course. Thanks!

por Naim

1 de jun de 2020

The is a paramount music education course.

por Yohanes N P

29 de jun de 2017

Super great! The pace is good for beginner

por Ansik C

7 de abr de 2021

very nice lecture for blues piano players


2 de jan de 2018

Excellent, very neat and illustrative.

por Marcos N d O

13 de abr de 2017

Pratical, straight foward and elusive.

por Hernán S J

28 de dez de 2020

Me encanta y voy a seguir repasándolo

por António F T M

26 de jun de 2017

I loved this course, a must to have!!

por denis o

26 de out de 2021

excellent teacher. I learned so much

por Frederick J

9 de jun de 2020

So so so grateful for the knowledge

por Gabriel P

20 de set de 2020

I really enjoyed all the lessons!

por Xiangxin L

18 de jun de 2017

So many ideas for blues and jazz.

por jason

8 de nov de 2016

Great course- thank you, Dariusz!


10 de mar de 2021

excellent course! I learnt a lot

por Isabelle K

14 de out de 2017

Great course. Thank you so much!

por Lo L K P

15 de abr de 2017

Practical and useful information

por Illona M

31 de mai de 2016

Best course I had here so far.

por Sushil M

30 de jan de 2019

Wonderful Overview of Blues.

por billy s

29 de mai de 2016

good lecture... nice lesson

por Bart S

2 de jul de 2016

great course, do it again

por Antonio N

8 de dez de 2017

Thank you Mr. Terefenko!