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The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are considerable differences between Early Jazz blues, Swing blues, Bebop blues, Modal blues, and Post Bop blues. Each type has its unique harmonic syntax, melodic vocabulary and, associated with them, improvisational techniques. While other aspects of jazz performance practice have been constantly changing from one stylistic convention to another, the blues has never lost its identity and expressive power, and continues to exert a powerful influence on the harmonic and melodic syntax of jazz. This seven-week course explores important aspects of the blues, blues improvisation, basic keyboard textures, jazz harmonic and melodic syntax. Topics include: (1) Blues Progressions; (2) Blues and Other Scales; (3) Improvisational Tools, and others. This course will also cover valuable theoretical concepts enabling the student to master the art of jazz improvisation. Each topic will be introduced from a practical perspective with the clearly stated goal: to improve one’s improvisational skills. Jazz improvisation is rooted in spontaneity, creativity, self-expression and, at the same time, self-control and order. A unique pedagogical approach based on a one-to-one musical interaction conducted with different instrumentalists will help to reinforce many of the concepts introduced in this course and realize its stated objectives....




Very good and enjoyable mix of practice and theory - from basics to more advanced with good explanations throughout. I just wish I was a better piano player to be able to take full advantage of it!



Such a great course! Even though I am a bass player this course has made me understand patterns and ways in which the Blues can be taken to. Thank you very much for such an amazing experience.


The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form: 126 - 150 / 225 レビュー

by george s


excellent course!helps a lot in improvisation and makes you think more musical!

by Andrie S Y


It is great class, the best class in jazz improvisation. I really learn a lot.

by Cristina M S


It's a very useful course. Really worth it!!!

My congratulations to Professor.

by Alexandros R


Excellent presentation of the theory and very nice examples and analysis.

by Tomas P A


Excellent course!!! Great teacher. A must for blues and jazz students

by fabian r


excellent! great course for undertanding the blues and its evolution!

by Freshdi L


very detailed and comprehensive, especially beneficial for pianist

by nino p


very well explained, clearly illustrated with instructive examples

by sergio v


Had fun taking this class and learned some new things. thank you.

by Robert V S


Fantastic material that will give me years of stuff to work on!

by Lukas L


Great content! A lot of compositional inspiration! Thank you.

by Samanta G P


Thank you so much for this opportunity! Awesome experience.

by Denis A D


Magnifico !!!

Very well structured courses

Thank you for all

by Viet T L


thank you so much for offering this amazing free course!

by Germán R


Me encantó este curso, es formidable y con bases sólidas.

by saisumanth


professional course which useful for full time musicians

by Pablo S H


It´s great and resourceful. From basic to advance level.

by dragan r


great course,thank you darius end everyone,best regards

by Minerva M G


I loved it! I use it for my self and for my students.

by Leo M E E


It was a very difficult course but worth the effort!

by Julie N


I learned a lot. I can write my own contrafacts now.

by Cristina R


Great course! There is so much interesting content

by Roman


Excellent jazz material with excellent explanation

by Miguel A O C


Excelente Curso, muy preciso en sus definiciones.

by Sakda S


Very Impressive course. I learn a lot from there.