"inescapable, amazingly pedagogic, for everyone who really wants to
know, understand, learn the real blues piano"
This work is more than a method, it is a tank of musical ideas in
matter of blues piano.
It arises from analysis of the 67 pieces of our "Genius of Blues Piano"
(*) anthology by means of concepts coming both from traditional music
and jazz; the analysis is relating to the harmonic, rhythmic,
The work is made of two parts:
1) A volume "TEXTS" referring to numerous (232) examples coming
from the authors presented in the collection "Genius of Blues Piano"
OTIS SPANN, MEMPHIS SLIM, LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY, SUNNYLAND SLIM,
AMOS MILBURN, C.S.LEYLAND, DOCTOR JOHN, KATIE WEBSTER, LITTLE WILLIE
LITTLEFIELD, COW COW DAVENPORT, J.BLYTHE, CRIPPLE CLARENCE LOFTON,
ROBERT SHAW, MONTANA TAYLOR, JIMMY YANCEY, BIG MACEO, SAM PRICE,
(95 pages of scores).
2) A "MOVED SCORES" CD including these
examples in form of Vivaldi (Vivaldi: software
developed by Vivaldi Studio (**)) moved scores, easily accessible and
supporting the references written in the text;
a big strength of the work is in the fact that the scores are
moved scores, the Vivaldi viewer software allowing you to read an
listen to the score in your computer (PC) screen at the same time;
a cursor is running on the score displayed on your computer
screen while you hear the sound corresponding to the place of the
You can modify the tempo, which allows you to read/listen to the score
In the CD, the moved scores of the examples are sorted out by chapters,
named by their marks in the chapters, and separated with "blanks"
(small time intervals);
you can make a sequence of examples run, stopping it when you want; but
you can also come easily from an example to an another one of the same
chapter or an another one, owing to the MULTI-WINDOWING.
Reading the work is done, in order to be really effective , in presence
of your computer's screen and the moved scores (but if you want, you could print by yourself the scores of your choice from the delivered pdf (adobe) files); it is a
(relatively) revolutionary approach, now allowed by computing.
The "moved scores" CD includes the free software "vivaldi viewer" and
it's instructions for use; they are now compatible with windows 7.
Note: taking into account the restrictions put on the territories of
validity of the licensing agreements, the work is only sold in Europe.
(*) GENIUS OF BLUES PIANO, a 700-page blues piano anthology in form of
moved and commented scores,
(**) VIVALDI STUDIO,