Davell Crawford

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Blues Shuffle


Left Hand Fundamentals

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Blues Shuffle > Left Hand Fundamentals

Hi, my name is Davell Crawford and I'm here for Sonic Junction. Over the course of the year I will be teaching you different piano styles ranging from Blues, Gospel, New Orleans and Jazz improvisation. Today we will start this first lesson off with the blues. It's a shuffle pattern that will start forming a strong foundation of your left hand and your right hand rhythm technique, which is a very important factor in learning the blues and roots music as a whole. We will learn the shuffle with the great Jimmy Reed tune Baby, What You Want Me To Do.

After you learn the left hand pattern, please practice it with my run-through of Baby, What You Want Me To Do until you can play it without looking at the keyboard. A strong left hand is the hallmark of all the great New Orleans and Chicago blues piano players and we want you to start building your foundation.

Oh, and please invest in a little metronome!!!

Et ils sont partis!

Davell

 



Loop 0:32 Run-Through of Baby What You Want Me To Do

 

Got me runnin'

Got me hidin'

Got me run hide hide runnin'

Anyway you want to let it roll

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Got me doin' what you want me

Baby what you want me to do

 

Goin' up

Goin' down

Goin' up down down up

Anyway you want to let it roll

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Got me doin' what you want me

Baby what you want me to do

 

Got me peepin'

Got me hidin'

Got me peep hide hide peepin'

Anyway you want to let it roll

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Got me doin' what you want me

Baby what you want me to do

 

Loop 4:02 Breakdown of Left Hand Shuffle

Loop 5:04 Practice Loop of Left Hand Shuffle

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

 

Loop 5:35 Lick of the Song and Shuffle Variations

Loop 7:08 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 


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