David Vest

Major Class: Blues Piano

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
This is a hands-on workshop. Everyone is welcome, but folks who can already play a bit will get the most out of it. The emphasis is on having fun, because that's what blues and boogie-woogie piano are all about. We'll cover the basics (12-bar, 8-bar, 16-bar, etc.) and the shorthand codes ("hang on the five", "quick change, long change," etc.) as well as some professional tips you can share with band mates. In addition to your keyboard (and small amp if needed), bring some headphones (cheap ones are fine). There may be times when you want to linger over something while the class is doing something else.