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#2915363 - 03/16/18 11:14 AM Boogie Woogie instruction.. method?
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Can anyone recommend a method, a book, or whatever , that can help learning this old style ( dates back to 1870's according to Wiki ) of piano playing in a dancing style.
I think it is a good idea to adopt this old style, as it applies to many pop styles.

This style played by the super talented young boy, is the level I am looking for... not too advanced.



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#2915387 - 03/16/18 12:21 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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https://www.google.com/search?q=boogie+woogie+piano+sheet+music+free&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjq9vL0x_HZAhXoYd8KHTNNC9wQsAQIMg&biw=1536&bih=772

Here's a start. Google has lots of free stuff.
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#2915423 - 03/16/18 03:04 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Raymb1]
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The Dr John lessons have good boogie parts boogie
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#2915427 - 03/16/18 03:52 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: David Loving]
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It is pretty tiring to play continuos LH boogie pattern. I learned from Monty Alexander how to play pattern the first 4 bars with a break on the + of 4 (which allows your hand to rest for a split second). Then you do “walking boogie” for the remainder of the 12 bars. I have the training transcription he gave me. It sounds a lot hipper than non stop pattern and it lets your hand survive. I hate playing continuos pattern boogie because it is exhausting for my left hand. I never play it fir a whole tune. Monty’s Etude taught me to play lots of breaks along the way and to frequently change the texture of the left-hand from Boogie to syncopated Charleston stride , with lots of syncopated breaks (easy if you practice it ), to walking boogie, a real mash up. You can hear in the following takes.
transcript of LH available .

Tip: listen at half speed. I learned at half speed and months later I could go fast.

TAKE1: “Boogie Etude”



TAKE 3 Same Etude:



TAKE 2. Same Etude:




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#2915458 - 03/16/18 09:01 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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I had the good fortune of getting a free “lesson” in boogie-woogie every time my piano tuner came over to tune my piano. He would tune the piano and then stick around for at least a half-hour and play the most amazing things. This was a guy who was from that era, and he won many boogie-woogie piano competitions back in the day. He would show me all these LH patterns and all the licks. You just can’t find these folks around anymore, and I remain forever grateful for those experiences.
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#2915462 - 03/16/18 09:26 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Moonglow]
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Originally Posted By: Moonglow
You just can’t find these folks around anymore, and I remain forever grateful for those experiences.


Lucky you. twothumbs
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#2915463 - 03/16/18 10:17 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: davedoerfler]
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I was lucky enough to have both volumes of the Sharon Pease books "Boogie Woogie Piano Styles" I believe they are still available. Check Amazon.

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#2915466 - 03/16/18 11:26 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: retrokeys]
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Give yourself a specific assignment, something that's not easy, but at least doable with a bunch of practice.

For me this first assignment was Whole Lotta Shaking Going On, Jerry Lee version. Just like the old school classical teachers would say, practice this stuff hands-separately for a good long while.

Play that left hand bass and watch some TV, read a book, think about galaxies and black holes. razz Seriously what I'm suggesting is that it might be helpful to train yourself to make that left hand thing VERY much a second-nature, auto-pilot kind of thing.

In parallel, figure out some cool right hand comping when you give your left hand occasional breaks. Still hands-separate.

Then, once the left hand part is like a micro-chip embedded in your skull by the alien illuminati, gradually begin to introduce bits of your right hand schtick.

Use a metronome, at least sometimes. It's painful, but do it. Better to nail it in time slowly than pooch the time doing it more quickly.

I'm definitely no expert, there are doubtless many on this forum who can really kill this style. This was just the technique that got me from zero to having a few minutes worth of passable material.

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#2915469 - 03/17/18 12:38 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Moonglow]
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Originally Posted By: Moonglow
I had the good fortune of getting a free “lesson” in boogie-woogie every time my piano tuner came over to tune my piano. He would tune the piano and then stick around for at least a half-hour and play the most amazing things. This was a guy who was from that era, and he won many boogie-woogie piano competitions back in the day. He would show me all these LH patterns and all the licks. You just can’t find these folks around anymore, and I remain forever grateful for those experiences.


Yup. One of my early mentors was Big Joe Duskin, a serious old-school boogie woogie guy from Cincinnati. The stuff he showed me wasn't in any book available at the time, though I'd guess it's on books and videos by now. Still, the personal instruction was invaluable.
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#2915486 - 03/17/18 04:29 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Dave Weiser, and others ( I do not know your names ) thank you for this input.
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#2915510 - 03/17/18 07:26 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Dave Weiser]
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Well said, Dave. I fully agree with solidly focusing on the left hand until it becomes second nature/auto-pilot. A lot of LH practice is also needed to build up endurance. It’s also important to find a LH pattern that works for you, I found some that were impossible! I ended up developing a pattern that’s very similar to what Dona Oxford does. I had the pleasure of sharing it with her and even jamming with her for a few minutes at NAMM 2017! Sorry for the digression...

Back to my piano tuner, he said that when he was in college the most popular guy on campus was the boogie-woogie player. Isn’t that nice? Simpler, more innocent times, perhaps...

It still tends to draw crowds...you’re putting out a lot of sound, and visually there’s something about two hands flying around all over the place.
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#2915512 - 03/17/18 07:28 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Moonglow]
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Originally Posted By: Moonglow
Well said, Dave........, he said that when he was in college the most popular guy on campus was the boogie-woogie player. Isn’t that nice? Simpler, more innocent times, perhaps...

It still tends to draw crowds...you’re putting out a lot of sound, and visually there’s something about two hands flying around all over the place.


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#2915548 - 03/17/18 10:18 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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#2915577 - 03/17/18 01:24 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Here's Rudy Blue Shoes. I've been studying his "style" for awhile. He's got it all.


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#2915590 - 03/17/18 03:07 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: moj]
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Rudy Blue Shoes is an excellent example - what a player! Note how he will change left hand patterns.
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#2915604 - 03/17/18 05:47 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: David Loving]
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Every other chorus is left hand walking broken octaves Texas boogie style



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#2915606 - 03/17/18 05:51 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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Now here is a tour of some of Monty Alexander’s various left hand boogie and blues styles. They are interchangeable as he demonstrates :


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#2915609 - 03/17/18 06:00 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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Blues/Boogie... this feels more like boogie than blues:


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#2915613 - 03/17/18 06:45 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Dave Weiser]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Weiser

Seriously what I'm suggesting is that it might be helpful to train yourself to make that left hand thing VERY much a second-nature, auto-pilot kind of thing.


JA had said the same thing about playing left hand bass on Hammond organ in another thread not too long ago.

Makes sense, if the left hand is on auto pilot, then we can just think about our right hand.
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#2915615 - 03/17/18 07:13 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: davedoerfler]
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#2915623 - 03/17/18 08:08 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Moonglow]
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#2915637 - 03/17/18 11:32 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: David Loving]
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Great stuff..Thank you.
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#2915704 - 03/18/18 11:25 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Seeing as this thread is turning into an opportunity to post great boogie-woogie clips, how about some Jon Cleary? I just don't have great enough words to say how brilliant this guy is....


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#2915713 - 03/18/18 11:51 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: JulianJ]
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Thank you for that link to John Cleary. He does what I like, the way he mixes it up by only playing pattern for about four bars and then breaking and going off and doing more creative textured stuff. The problem I have with most boogie players is they Are stuck in a time warp and only play what Albert Ammons played on Boogie Stomp over and over again: the tremolo diminished chord intro and again for the break, and endless left hand pattern an cliche right hand, and same old licks right hand licks again and again.
By the way that other famous cliche boogie-woogie , the omen that Liberace always did, is available in transcription for free online for study. It has all the main famous right hand cliche licks in it, highly recommend ed.
I like jazz boogie players that bring the bebop vocabulary in with their right hand like Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander did. And they have great Charleston inspired left hand syncopation strategies to give relief to the constant left hand pattern.

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#2915715 - 03/18/18 12:00 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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All of the great clichés are on display here. This is straight out of the Albert Ammons “boogie stomp” play book. It’s called the “Liberace Boogie” and is available in transcription online for free, I downloaded it some years ago. It has all the tricks. Study the score fir this arrangement and you will have the basic parts (classic licks) :




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#2915717 - 03/18/18 12:12 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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By the way, apparently Liberace did not play Texas boogie walking style broken octaves. He was strictly a leaping pattern player.

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#2915719 - 03/18/18 12:20 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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“Choo Choo Boogie” lesson with Floyd Cramer. YouTube has slow speed for studying. Transcript available.
Texas boogie style walking broken octaves shows up in measures 9 - 10 each chorus! Whole choruses can be done in the Texas walking style, which is what you’ll get a lot of in Monty Alexander Boogie Etudes.


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#2915720 - 03/18/18 12:31 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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Tip: Anybody studying boogie-woogie should have downloaded the sheet music for the Albert Ammons “Boogie stomp” and the “Liberace boogie” by now.

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#2915721 - 03/18/18 12:57 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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I find it interesting that little Billy Preston plays Caldonia in G flat, which is probably better for little hands than on white keys. The composer m, Louis Jordan, plays Caldonia in C and maintains a strict 12 bar form. Notice how Little Billy Preston occasionally adds an extra four measures of the tonic G flat chord, perhaps intentionally or perhaps unconsciously.


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#2915726 - 03/18/18 01:15 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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Boogie-woogie has always been a highly competitive and athletic form of blues piano , virtuosity reigns. I had to share this next video, watch what happens at the 2 1/2 minute mark we get 14 sweeps in a row, it looks like he’s doing the Australian crawl, and then he breaks into Chopin’s Minute Waltz, I had to laugh out loud. Some old Piano showbiz at its best.


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#2915814 - 03/18/18 09:05 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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I love Cleary's approach to boogie woogie. He does this fast broken 2-against-3 pattern between his two hands that I wanted to figure out forever. Once I finally did, I never played it again because it's so distinctly him, and any knowledgeable listener would just think, "Oh, he stole that from Cleary."

I too was never good at playing a repeating left hand pattern forever, because I don't have the patience for it. I can do maybe two choruses before my brain says, "All right, that's enough of that, do something else now." But I admire the guys who can do it and make it work.
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#2915987 - 03/19/18 01:39 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Part of the art is changing the left hand several times.
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#2916002 - 03/19/18 02:22 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: David Loving]
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Originally Posted By: David Loving
Part of the art is changing the left hand several times.


Absolutely true. And if can turn that into a principle, I think I will.
I was taking an early counterpoint lesson, ages ago, from a teacher who I still miss.
He could write circles around me, with contrapuntal lines. And no, I never reached the fugue stage, just 2 or 3 voices .. pretty elementary .

Anyways ( is that a word?) I wrote some line over the cantus, which took me about 30 minutes. And in less than five minutes, he corrected my line with something obviously superior.
But I will never forget what he wrote on the lesson sheet of music.
He spelled out in large letters M O N O T O N O U S.
That stuck with me till this day. And monotony applies not only to counterpoint
but to just about any aspect of any kind of music. Even if it is drone music, there has to be something changing. Another anecdote.. I once had the best sounding B3 of my lifetime... and I bypassed the Leslie and played it thru a mixer into a speaker..
And if you just held a single note going thru that mixer it was like tprture after about 5 seconds. The amp did not vary the tone the way the Leslie did.

It is almost always, theme and variation. You have an idea, and you slightly alter it.
Same with Boogie bass, and Boogie right hand, (unless you have three hands, it's possible ) .
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#2916004 - 03/19/18 02:25 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Originally Posted By: FunkKeyStuff
I love Cleary's approach to boogie woogie. He does this fast broken 2-against-3 pattern between his two hands that I wanted to figure out forever. Once I finally did, I never played it again because it's so distinctly him, and any knowledgeable listener would just think, "Oh, he stole that from Cleary."

I too was never good at playing a repeating left hand pattern forever, because I don't have the patience for it. I can do maybe two choruses before my brain says, "All right, that's enough of that, do something else now." But I admire the guys who can do it and make it work.


Yup, Jon Cleary was brought to my attention, compliments of Keyboard Corner.. he is deep into New Orleans styles.
But question... why would you not borrow from him?
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#2916005 - 03/19/18 02:27 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: David Loving]
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I was lucky enough to learn a few boogie woogie tunes from my first piano teacher. And my first piece played in public was a boogie woogie tune for my third grade class. As a result it's always been in my bag of tricks. So a couple of ideas from me:

1). A little boogie woogie is great. Too much, for modern ears, is obnoxious. If I break into a boogie pattern for four bars it's a novelty that gets heads to turn. Sixteen bars, and played well, is going to turn most of those heads back to where they were. The days when the BW player was the most popular guy are well gone.

2). But this is good for a student, because you don't need to learn those twenty different patterns. Learn one, or two. My goodie bag has three.

3). I think of boogie woogie as house party music of the 30s and 40s. Piano solo where the LH is the rhythm section. That makes it difficult to play with a band. If you are going to throw in a four-bar BW phrase then talk this through with your bass player first. He needs to know that when you lay down BW he needs to back off and just emphasis the tonic. You don't want him trying to double your left hand and you don't want him to continue playing a walking line. He also needs to know that you're not trying to stomp on his stuff, it's just for a little while, just like he may play high licks occasionally. Listen to each other with respect.

4). The last part is the hardest to explain. Boogie woogie is swing music, and real swing is a razor's balance between rock or latin straight eights and a corny swing where the rhythm is in straight triplets. I recommend starting out your LH in straight eights and putting the swing rhythms in your right. Listen for the piano LH in this well know swing piece:


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#2916120 - 03/20/18 02:25 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee
Yup, Jon Cleary was brought to my attention, compliments of Keyboard Corner.. he is deep into New Orleans styles.
But question... why would you not borrow from him?


There are things I have borrowed from him, but that specific thing is very distinctly him and no one else. Not only do I know it, but a good number of people who come to hear me know it too. And I suppose it's partly because I know him, and it would feel disrespectful somehow.
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#2916241 - 03/20/18 10:27 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Josh Paxton]
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#2916246 - 03/20/18 10:46 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Originally Posted By: FunkKeyStuff
Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee
Yup, Jon Cleary was brought to my attention, compliments of Keyboard Corner.. he is deep into New Orleans styles.
But question... why would you not borrow from him?


There are things I have borrowed from him, but that specific thing is very distinctly him and no one else. Not only do I know it, but a good number of people who come to hear me know it too. And I suppose it's partly because I know him, and it would feel disrespectful somehow.


FWIW, given everything you've said--how specific the style is to him, and how you went to school on it because of this--I think it would be deeply respectful to pay homage to him by quoting or adapting it, particularly for those who know that you're doing it. He might even like that his style influenced the next generation.

All just MHO.
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#2916321 - 03/20/18 04:09 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: MathOfInsects]
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Yeah Man, Borrow from Mr Cleary. Why would he graciously make a video showing his prowess with the many styles he has so smoothly absorbed, if not for us to absorb? Each style one learns is a notch in your holster. Something to be proud of. And something to be perhaps altered creatively
But to do that you have to play it a lot
So play it... be a master of it.


Edited by I-missRichardTee (03/20/18 04:10 PM)
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#2916410 - 03/21/18 01:48 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: 120]
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Usenet is still very much alive and well and I still access it. Probably the longest running newsgroup and file service in the history of the net.


While I'm thrilled to be reminded that every stupid thing I posted on rec.music.phish when I was 20 is still out there, I suspect this completely off-topic post from a brand new user is spam.
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#2916485 - 03/21/18 09:21 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Josh Paxton]
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Originally Posted By: FunkKeyStuff
Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee
Yup, Jon Cleary was brought to my attention, compliments of Keyboard Corner.. he is deep into New Orleans styles.
But question... why would you not borrow from him?


There are things I have borrowed from him, but that specific thing is very distinctly him and no one else. Not only do I know it, but a good number of people who come to hear me know it too. And I suppose it's partly because I know him, and it would feel disrespectful somehow.
I hear ya. You have to go with what you're comfortable with. Maybe at some point playing it out will feel right. Until then, it's part of the knowledge bank. thu
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#2916487 - 03/21/18 09:30 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee
I once had the best sounding B3 of my lifetime... and I bypassed the Leslie and played it thru a mixer into a speaker..
And if you just held a single note going thru that mixer it was like torture after about 5 seconds. The amp did not vary the tone the way the Leslie did.


Pretty effective writing there IMRT. It had me squirming in my chair, just thinking about listening to it.
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#2916510 - 03/21/18 10:49 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Wastrel]
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Originally Posted By: Wastrel
Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee
I once had the best sounding B3 of my lifetime... and I bypassed the Leslie and played it thru a mixer into a speaker..
And if you just held a single note going thru that mixer it was like torture after about 5 seconds. The amp did not vary the tone the way the Leslie did.


Pretty effective writing there IMRT. It had me squirming in my chair, just thinking about listening to it.


Assuming you are serious.. ( I am not accustomed to compliments on my writing style- kind of have an inferiority thing with Writing ) Thank you.

Funny thing, my example of B3 in a speaker was merely an analogy to the old idea of theme and variation.
Whether it be tone or vibrato or pitch variation as in changing notes, or rhythmically or timbre or dynamics ... that idea my teacher taught me so powerfully when he wrote "MONOTONOUS" or
MONO TONE one tone. Like the dullest person in the world..
That is what we want to avoid. The opposite of monotone is variety. Is the idea.
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#2916581 - 03/21/18 04:21 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee

Assuming you are serious.. ( I am not accustomed to compliments on my writing style- kind of have an inferiority thing with Writing ) Thank you.

No snark or smart-assedness intended. I could actually 'hear' what you were describing. And it was excruciating. Also a pretty good metaphor for anything that is static, unvarying, monotonous, and BORING. sleep
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#2916588 - 03/21/18 04:51 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Wastrel]
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Originally Posted By: Wastrel
Originally Posted By: I-missRichardTee

Assuming you are serious.. ( I am not accustomed to compliments on my writing style- kind of have an inferiority thing with Writing ) Thank you.

No snark or smart-assedness intended. I could actually 'hear' what you were describing. And it was excruciating. Also a pretty good metaphor for anything that is static, unvarying, monotonous, and BORING. sleep


I did not feel that you were messing with me, not at all.
I am just not much of a writer. But I hope to get better.

The speaker was a homemade JBL or two in a cab. The amp was a Crown. Cold and cutting. I had heard Brian Auger played through amps... but not this kind, right?

Thanks again.


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Edited by I-missRichardTee (03/21/18 04:53 PM)
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#2916763 - 03/22/18 01:13 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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I didn't notice at first that this is a new topic vs. comments on the old one.

There, I listed a couple of references, but don't have them handy at the moment. There's a "by style" keyboard technique series from a few years back, that includes a Boogie Woogie book that might be a good start. LOTS in that series, and I've been impressed.

Otherwise, YouTube videos are going to be essential regardless, for listening as well as watching hand techniques.
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#2916919 - 03/23/18 08:43 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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" There's a "by style" keyboard technique series from a few years back"
I could not find it.. but maybe when you bump into it, paste it here?
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#2916946 - 03/23/18 10:21 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Tim Richards "Improvising Blues Piano" is good blues method book.

https://www.amazon.com/Improvising-Blues-Piano-Tim-Richards/dp/0946535973

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#2917024 - 03/23/18 06:00 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Jazz+]
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Check out Little Richard's left hand: Little Richard
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#2917224 - 03/25/18 03:51 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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#2917294 - 03/25/18 01:37 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Moonglow]
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Originally Posted By: Moonglow




Dang! standing up too. Amazing job!


Edited by Dave Ohm (03/25/18 01:38 PM)
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#2932502 - 06/12/18 11:50 PM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: Dave Ohm]
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ANyone got a PDF of the Sharon Pease books "Boogie Woogie Piano Styles"?
Amazon is out of stock
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#2932591 - 06/13/18 11:15 AM Re: Boogie Woogie instruction.. method? [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Weiser

Seriously what I'm suggesting is that it might be helpful to train yourself to make that left hand thing VERY much a second-nature, auto-pilot kind of thing.


JA had said the same thing about playing left hand bass on Hammond organ in another thread not too long ago.

Makes sense, if the left hand is on auto pilot, then we can just think about our right hand.


That might have been the LHB thread I started.....I noticed a strange thing lately. If I practice a LH pattern while doing other stuff (watching TV, reading this forum, etc) not only does the pattern I'm working on get more solid, it seems to make other LH stuff I HAVEN'T been practicing more together as well....as if the act of practicing anything in this way kind of disengages the LH from the connection it has with the right hand mentally and helps it to function more autonomously....

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