Exciting, Must-Know Blues Piano Riff - Elevated Playing!

In the Intermediate Boogie Woogie Piano lesson you'll learn this slick blues piano riff, along with a Boogie Woogie left hand bass line and New Orleans style straight eighth-note rhythm. The bass line includes the I-IV-V chord progression of F7, Bb7, and C7, and is followed by a comping element in the right hand.

The lesson then covers two closely related riffs to practice, along with a tutorial on how they fit over the chord changes.

The lesson ends with a demonstration of combining the left hand bass line with the riffs and playing them together. Finally, another bass line that is more of a swing rhythm is introduced.

Now, as you practice this riff, it's important to pay attention to the timing of each note. This is especially important because the right hand riff is played over the left hand bass line, which is in a different rhythmic feel.

As you may recall, the bass line is a straight eighth note feel, while the right hand riff is played in a swung eighth note feel. So it's important to practice playing these two elements together until they are locked in and sound tight.

Sheet Music

Here is the sheet music for the first riff:

Blues Piano Riff

One way to do this is to use a metronome set to a slower tempo, and practice playing the bass line with your left hand and the right hand riff on top of it. Once you feel comfortable with the timing and rhythm of both elements, you can gradually increase the tempo to a faster pace.

Once you have mastered the first riff, it's time to move on to the second riff. The second riff is very similar to the first, but with a slightly different pattern of notes.

Again, it's important to pay attention to the timing of each note and practice playing it in sync with the left hand bass line.

Where To Go From Here

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Once you have mastered both riffs, you can start experimenting with different combinations of riffs and bass lines. This is where the real fun begins!

By using different combinations of riffs and bass lines, you can create a virtually unlimited number of boogie woogie solos, each with its own unique sound and feel.

To take your boogie woogie playing to the next level, it's important to continue practicing and mastering new techniques and patterns.

There are many other riffs and bass lines that you can learn, and as you master them, you can start incorporating them into your playing.

In addition to practicing on your own, it's also a good idea to seek out other musicians to play with.

Playing with other musicians can help you develop your timing, rhythm, and overall musicianship. It can also be a lot of fun!

In conclusion, boogie woogie is a fun and exciting style of music that has been around for nearly a century. By learning and mastering new techniques and patterns, you can take your boogie woogie playing to the next level and create your own unique sound and style. So keep practicing, keep experimenting, and most importantly, keep having fun!

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