Major: Style of Piano Blues
Level: Intermediate to Advanced. My workshop will teach the various styles of piano blues styles and history such as Chicago blues (Otis Spann, Pinetop Perkins, Roosevelt Sykes etc.), New Orleans blues (Fats Domino, Professor Longhair), St. Louis blues (Johnnie Johnson, Jay McShann) & Boogie-Woogie (Pete Johnson, Memphis Slim, Big Joe Duskin) and Bluesy gospel (Ray Charles, Billy Preston). We’ll go into depth about slow, medium and fast blues and techniques to not stress your body while playing. Learn how the blues piano plays a role in today’s music. Also, a variety of tips for backing vocalist or playing along with other instruments without getting in the way.