Major Class: Blues Piano
Piano blues is historical and has been a very important element in the creation of what we call the blues music. Starting from within the Church and venturing out to the people who weren’t church goers, they were able to get that spiritual feeling while having a good time partying. The piano was a good tool to learn chords and rhythms and arrangements which was predominately used by many New Orleans musicians who some were classically trained. Various cities throughout the United States adapted and interpreted the New Orleans style and made their own style fit to their unique surroundings. The styles that came out of Texas was different than that of Kansas City and Saint Louis was different from that of Chicago. These cities/towns were the main influences for the blues piano styles. Blues is a mixture of cultures that was musically created by the slaves that were brought to America.