Its been awhile since I posted here but I wanted to know were i could find blues backings to practice all the different types of blues chord patterns? I know a lot of the patterns will work over a standard progression but i want to here what the changes sound like :P
Cheers in advance,
P.s. I hope too have another video up soon too get some pointers!
Consider the I real b app it has the chord changes and you can practice in any key and any tempo. Or have a piano friend play various changes and record them, then play along.
ok thanks for the advice pbass! I will ask one of my Piano friends!
+1 for the iRealB app for iPad / iPhone.
I know the cost of an iPad can be prohibitive, but look around for a used one, etc... or even get an old used iPhone or iPod touch. (There's also an Android version if you can get Android hardware cheaper)
It comes preloaded with a bunch of "Exercise" changes that will keep you busy for years. It has lots of blues variants.
iRealB is a HUGE help in being able to hear changes in all keys, on demand.
fu22, what is the name of the android app?
It's iRealB for both Android and iOS.
Like Real-B for Real Book... then iRealB for... internet? (Like iMac, iPhone, iPad)
or, learn to play changes on piano. this is essential if you want to play jazz and really understand theory anyway. pretty much every great jazz musician, regardless of instrument, can comp through tunes on a piano. if you plan on going to any kind of music school you will probably have to do this too. you learn theory, harmony and get ear training all at the same time. you dont need any special piano technique to be able to plunk down chords on a piano. just get a book with some voicings and off you go. ill get you started, go through a tune using just root position 7th chords at first. when you can do that, use either (from bottom up) 1 7 3 5(or 13) 9, or 1 3 7 9 13(or 5 or 11). in these voicings the first 2 notes on the bottom are left hand, the rest are right hand. should be 2 notes in left, 3 in right. when i was young i had to identify each of 50 chord types by ear and immediately respond with scale. some had as many as 11 choices (according to ted dunbar). we used to walk around muttering to ourselves "respond with scale"
one of my aspirations is too be able to play piano!
The main thing is that I want tracks to be able to practice my walking along too! But my problem is pretty much sorted for that anyway! :)
I will definetely try to pic up the piano this year!
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