ArtistsHouseMusic·2,373 videos

In this clip from – Blues pianist and songwriter Jon Cleary delivers a seminar in the history and tradition of the New Orleans blues piano style to an audience at Loyola University, New Orleans. He discusses major figures like James Booker, Professor Longhair and Jelly Roll Morton, and places their work in the larger context of the musical traditions of the Caribbean rim. He also shares his thoughts on songwriting technique, on managing your copyrights, and on collaborating in the studio with “name” artists.

Walking Bass – Tutorial

October 10, 2013

Blues Keyboard Walking Bass

JamesHGraff·5,310 videos


T Goforth·27 videos

In this video, I am showing a really nice left hand pattern that you can use with ballads — either as an accompaniment pattern, or to add some interest to your improvisation.

With the left hand, play the root of the chord, then the 5, then jump up to the next octave and place the 1, 2, and 3 of the scale.

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