MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOPS 

> INTRODUCTION

DANIEL'S "BLUES'N'BOOGIE PIANO MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP" SERIES - ON TOUR...

As Daniel embarks on his new series of masterclasses & workshops 'on tour', here he collates relevant useful documents for participants, tutees and blues piano fans alike. 

VIEW THE DOCUMENTS THAT HE'LL BE REFERRING TO THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES - DOWNLOAD THEM IN THIS SECTION!>>>

> WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? BLUES OR BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO?

DANIEL WILL OPEN HIS SESSIONS WITH ANALYSING SOME KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO...

Whilst the two styles have many similar characteristics, and many artists play(ed) both blues piano and boogie woogie piano at different times... it's useful to grasp some fundamental divergencies. Daniel will set out some key components of each, in his sessions. Whilst doing so, he will demonstrate other generic styles that he himself includes in his live sets, namely:- New Orleans Piano; Rock'n'Roll; and Soul-Jazz. He will also touch on Mainstream Jazz; Ragtime; Rhythm'n'Blues; Stride; and other related genres... plus refer to his YouTube tutorials (see 'KEY INGREDIENTS' below).

To start with, check Daniel's favourite influential piano / keyboards artists... 

BLUES, BOOGIE, HAMMOND, NEW ORLEANS & SOUL-JAZZ ARTISTS>>> 

AND...

NOTE The quiz document he'll be using in his 11-GENRES DEMONSTRATION!

GENRES QUIZ >>> 

> BLUES CONTEXTS

RECOMMENDED VIEWING 

Daniel has reviewed and collated 3 excellent series (from BBC TV YouTube) summarising the history and contexts of The Blues; and Black American Music in general. Essential viewing!

SEE THIS 2-PAGE DOCUMENT>>> 

> THE KEY INGREDIENTS

AS DEMONSTRATED IN DANIEL'S PIANO TUTORIALS 

Daniel has collated 33 of his most important Blues and Boogie Woogie YouTube tutorials, to illustrate the 'ingredients' referred to in his Masterclass & Workshops On Tour. These include A BASIC BLUES PIANO COURSE; THE ART OF BLUES PIANO IMPRO; his BOOGIE WOOGIE RIGHT-HAND RiFFiPEDiA; 25 BLUES PIANO LEFT-HAND FIGURES; and IMPRO IN ACTION (demonstrations in different keys). 

SEE THIS 2-PAGE DOCUMENT>>> 

> A RECORDING HISTORY

THE JOURNEY TO "PINE TOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE"

Daniel has drafted a fascinating KEY DATES, EVENTSRECORDINGS summary: the recording history of, first, ragtime, then jazz, also blues... but all with the 'Holy Grail' aim of charting the journey to Clarence "Pine Top" Smith's recording of PINE TOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE - the track that gave us the term! He even goes one recording further, to illustrate the boogie-woogie-with-vocals that many consider the direct forerunner of rock'n'roll.

SEE THIS EXTENSIVE 5-PAGE DOCUMENT>>>