Key of C
“Blues it Up!”
Download Printable Checkoff Sheet (PDF): C Blues Improvisation
*Checkpoints can be divided into daily, weekly or monthly lessons. Choose a speed that works for you.
Checkpoint 1 – The Right Hand Pattern
Keep your thumb in one spot and let your middle and pinky fingers do the rest.
Checkpoint 2 – The Blues Scale
It’s not enough to just know what the notes of this are…you have to know how to use them.
Checkpoint 3 – The Blues Shape
Now we will take the blues scale and use it in a different way. Using “drone” notes will change your life.
Checkpoint 4 – Shape 1 to Shape 2
Knowing these two landing spots will make moving up and down the piano very easy.
Checkpoint 5 – The Mixolydian Mode Secret
This is fun because you can take a shape and move it up and down a simple scale.
Checkpoint 6 – Tremolos