Excellente méthode. Je suis débutant et travaille sans prof. Les autres méthodes touchent un peu à tout sans permettre de rien maîtriser tandis que celle-ci est seulement focalisée sur le blues. La méthode présente le "12 bars blues" et le "slow blues". Pour chaquue type de blues, la méthode part d'une forme simple de base et présente des variations de plus en plus complexes. Nécessité de connaître les bases de la notation musicale. Il est dommage que tous les morceaux joués sur le CD n'apparaissent pas sur la partition. Pour quelques court passage difficiles. la méthode propose des doigtés.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Blues from the ground up29 mai 2001
Par Martin A - Publié sur Amazon.com
Over the past two years, I have laid hands on just about every "learn piano blues" book I have been able to track down. Some helped me a lot, others less so. Some were fine for an outright beginner, others needed you to be a fully trained musician to make any sense of them. Daniel Cohen's book is based on an assumption that you know musical notation as far as you would learn it in the first few months of normal piano lessons. Apart from that, he starts at square one. Daniel Cohen's book includes a CD. Even if you read music 100%, the inclusion of a CD is important. Blues rhythms are only approximated by musical notation, so you need to be able to *hear* them if you are going to play them right. He starts from ground level - the is no assumption that you already know the chords for a 12-bar blues. Step-by-step exercises quickly get you playing simple but satisfyingly authentic sounding blues patterns. Then he shows you a number of simple building blocks that can be put together to make your own blues solos. He goes on to cover turnarounds and endings - more blues building blocks. The way Daniel Cohen presents his material all hangs together - for example he gives a demonstration of how the blues scale of the root note sounds fine when played over the three main chords of a blues tune. As soon as you have heard this and learned the notes of the scale, you will be picking out your own blues solo patterns. One of the nice aspects is how Daniel Cohen's enthusiasm for the music comes across and how he gets you to avoid hangups that might otherwise inhibit your blues progress. Obviously, one 24-page book (and its 54-track CD) won't cover everything. But if you work through each of the exercises, it will get you off to a very good start on your way to playing blues piano. And you will be on the way to REALLY playing the blues - not just being able to trot out two or three songs with no further way forward. "Daniel Bennett Cohen Teaches Blues Piano" gets my wholehearted recommendation, with no reservations at all.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5An Absolute Gift from Mr Cohen24 septembre 2002
Par J. Meng - Publié sur Amazon.com
I'm going to sound like I'm gushing here, but I can't say enough about the series 1 and 2 book/cd combos from this artist. I had searched for exactly this for quite awhile. After purchasing several other "Blues" books I was a bit discouraged. Then I found these. WOW! As he's teaching you can tell how much he loves the music, loves teaching, and genuinely desires it to be useful to you. I can tell from these he's a good man. Using simple basslines and written out solos, along with improvising ideas and rythm patterns he takes you quickly to the point of sounding like a real bluesman(blueswoman). Between the two volumes (you really will want both, trust me) he teaches you some beautiful slow blues. Some of the other basslines he provides lend themselves very well to the Slow Blues. Plenty of shuffle rythm blues in volume 1, and some really cool, driving straight time rythm boogies in volume 2. Thank you very much for these David!
5.0 étoiles sur 5Talk about Blues you can Use!!!!!!2 novembre 2009
Par Bernard J. Demuth - Publié sur Amazon.com
As I wrote in the review of Book1, David makes everything accessible.
There is plenty of guidance from the author on the CD.
5.0 étoiles sur 5Great Blues Course9 juillet 2008
Par Delta88 - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is one of the best books to learn how to play the blues on piano you will ever find. The book and accompanying CD gives you all you need to learn the blues from the basics to more advanced as well as to create your own style.