EZ Blues in A 🇬🇧🇫🇷

🇬🇧 Practice tips

“EZ Blues in A” is a fun little piece (for beginner/intermediate jazz pianists) that should help you with your shuffle/swing feel and hand independence. Make sure to “play the rests” correctly: lifting your right hand off the keyboard with good timing will greatly contribute to solidifying the sense of groove in your playing. Also pay attention to the points where the harmony changes in the left hand — these transitions have to be smooth! As an additional exercise, measures 11-12/13-14 (typical blues turnaround/ending) can be taken through all twelve keys using the circle of fifths.

🇫🇷 Conseils pour la pratique

“EZ Blues in A” est un petit morceau sympathique (pour les pianistes de jazz débutants/intermédiaires) qui devrait vous aider à améliorer votre sensation de shuffle/swing ainsi que l’indépendance de vos mains. Assurez-vous de “jouer les silences” correctement : relever votre main droite du clavier au bon moment contribuera grandement à solidifier le sens du groove dans votre jeu. Faites également attention aux endroits où l’harmonie change à la main gauche – ces transitions doivent être fluides ! En guise d’exercice supplémentaire, les mesures 11-12/13-14 (turnaround/coda typique du blues) peuvent être reprises dans les douze tons en utilisant le cycle des quintes.

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