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Welcome to ‘Beginning the Blues’

Welcome to Beginning the Blues’

Another great Jazz learning and teaching resource for new jazzers, students and teachers from “Richard Michael’s Jazz School”

Simple to follow, easily read notatation and audio podcasts to listen to and play along with. Each lesson has printable sheet music, or the notation can be read on screen.

This podcast series is a progressional learning series, divided into five separate lessons. Each lesson helps develop the player, introducing new elements with each lesson.

Topics covered include the Blues Scale, Chord Tones, Harmonic Minor scales, Be-Bop Scale, Chord Substitution, Pentatonic and Myxolydian Scale, the Dorian scale and more….

Beginning the Blues Part 1

Part 1 of Beginning the Blues podcast series introduces this simple Blues Head along with the Backing Track, the

notes of the Minor Pentatonic ScaleBass Notes and Repeating the Head

Beginning the Blues Part 2

Beginning the Blues Part 2  progresses from the previous lesson, using the Blues Scale, the Minor Pentatonic Scale, Mixing them up, Turn-around Chords and 6 choruses to play along with.

Beginning the Blues Part 3

This 3rd lesson in Beginning the Blues progresses from parts 1 and 2, introducing Chord Tones, then using them with the Minor Pentatonic, followed by the Blues Scale. This lesson introduces Chord Substitution.

Beginning the Blues Part 4

Lesson 4 of the Beginning the Blues series continues with the Blues Head played previously and introduces the Myxolydian Scale and the the Be-Bop scale. It returns to reinforce Chord tones, the Minor Pentatonic, and the Blues Scale

Beginning the Blues Part 5

The final lesson in the Beginning the Blues series adds the Dorian, Diminished and Harmonic Minor Scales into the mix. By now you will also be using the Chord Tones, Be-Bop and Myxolydian Scales, and not forgetting the Minor Pentatonic Scales and the Blues Scales.

Don’t panic!! this looks harder than it sounds