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The Blues, Boogie and Barrelhouse Piano Workbook Sheet music – March 1, 1992
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Aaron Blumenfeld is a composer, author, teacher and concert pianist who has worked intensively in classical, jazz and Jewish music. He studied under John Mehegan, author of Jazz education books and teacher of jazz at the Juilliard School of Music. Aaron received his M.A. in music composition from Rutgers University, New Brunswick for his research into early jazz piano. He taught a popular course, FREE IMPROVISATION AT THE PIANO (renamed BLUES, JAZZ & MODERN PIANO IMPROVISATION) at the University of California, Berkeley Extension School for twenty years and at the Berkeley Jazz School for five years. He has published several books:
- "The Art of Blues and Barrelhouse Piano Improvisation (1988)", which was renamed "The Blues, Boogie and Barrelhouse Piano Workbook"
- Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano Styles (1995)
- A Method for Avant Garde Piano Improvisation: A new Perspective on Harmony (1983).
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This 232 page-book is a great book to master before you get the author's other book: "How to Play Blues and Boogie Piano Styles", which I also reviewed. Since the author's research for his masters degree was about this subject, one can expect some serious material. All the techniques discussed are backed up by examples. Major sections are basic rhythms, harmonies, bass patterns, grace notes, clusters, repeated patterns, tremolos, "blue" notes, barrelhouse and ragtime sounds, textures, syncopations and more. He further tells you which recordings have the specific examples that he's trying to explain to you.
The serious student of the Boogie Woogie will spend many hours on this book, learning from the "master" and... grinning. ;-)
Note that this is strictly blues - the techniques covered are basic blues styles, not jazz.