Left Hand Boogie Woogie in the Blues Form

Phase 2 - Day 8

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The Goal: Playing a Boogie Woogie Left Hand Pattern in the Form

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Now it’s time to use our new Boogie Woogie left hand patterns in the blues form. We will be playing a C Blues which means we need our I(C), IV(F) and V(G) chords and patterns first. Practice those before trying the entire blues form and you will sound great.

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Boogie Woogie Pattern for Each Chord

Here are the patterns for the 3 chords we will need in this C Blues.

3 chords for pattern #3

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Time to Play!

Let’s try our Boogie Woogie left hand pattern in a C Blues.

Left Hand Patterns in the Form Quarter Notes

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Tips for Great Left-Hand Patterns

  • Start at a slow tempo
  • Practice with the metronome or drum track
  • Focus more on ‘feeling’ than counting each individual beat
  • Don’t forget to have fun!