Blues Primer

Learn to play playing a variety of classic 12-bar blues riffs, grooves and scales presented in just sixteen single-page Steps (scroll down for a list of all Steps). There’s no need to read music because all patterns and scales are presented using easy-to-follow piano tablature (‘tab’). No Notes Blues Primer (buy here) allows absolute beginners of all ages to concentrate on finding their fingers, finding their way around the keyboard and making music.


A performance of Step 1. Learning to walk can be found here.


No Notes Blues Primer
List of Steps

Step 1. Learning to walk

Step 2. Shuffle Riff

Step 3. Playing with a beat

Step 4. Backbeat Groove

Step 5. Chords 1, 4 and 5

Step 6. 12-bar blues

Step 7. The blues scale

Step 8. Using the blues scale – ‘inversions’

Step 9. Blues Scale Blues

Step 10. Syncopated Rhythm

Step 11. Syncopated Groove

Step 12. Syncopated Groove Blues

Step 13. Syncopated Riff

Step 14. Turnarounds

Step 15. Straight 8s and swing

Step 16. Playing the blues

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