Beginning Jazz Piano Volume One

The basic principles of blues piano, explained for the intermediate level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion. 

"The essential book for all aspiring blues pianists"
Jules Holland

"I have never seen a book as complete, as professional,
and as well put together as this one." 

Over 60 pieces to play, including many original compositions by the author, together with new arrangements of the following well-known standards:
Ain't No Sunshine, Back in the Alley, Bag's Groove, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monk, C Jam Blues, Got my Mojo Workin', Honky Tonk Train Blues, How Long Blues, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Mary Ann, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, St Louis Blues, See See Rider.

  • All styles from the 1920s to the present day
  • Examples of boogie woogie, swing, jazz, funk, gospel, New Orleans & Chicago blues...
  • Authentic left hand patterns & bass lines
  • Improvisation tips
  • Professional chord voicings
  • Blues scales, licks & riffs
  • Fingering
  • Co-ordination exercises for both hand
  • Explanations of all theoretical terms
  • Covers both solo piano and band playing
  • Suggested listening/ discography
  • Twenty full-page photographs of blues pianists

Tim has also recorded a MUSICGURUS video course
based on the book, in two parts.

"This book leaves any possible
competition standing at the post"
Brian Priestley

"The presentation is immaculate, the method is
logical and friendly. This book feels good..."
MOJO Magazine

There are blues improvisation tutorials on YouTube
to accompany the book.

Listen to some samples of the music that accompanies the book


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