Using one of the licks that Oscar Peterson played at Ronnie Scott’s in his “Boogie Blues Etudes”, I composed an attitude, over an F blues That uses his soulful lick and inverts and transposes it it to explore it’s sound a little deeper.
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Taking an example from Oscar Peterson's Boogie Blues Etudes, we learn a couple of simple modifications to take your blues playing to the next level.
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We're talking ADVANCED jazz piano today. How to get that magic diminished descending sound like Oscar Peterson and so many great pianists. Using upper structure and octatonic devices, we learn to decorate altered dominant chords like BOSSES. Let's DO this!
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From Oscar's "Boogie Blues Etudes" , live in London, 1974, we start at 2:10 and learn the walking boogie bass left hand. I found a better video of the concert than I show in the tutorial. This is it: https://youtu.be/SewFqU5SjuE
This video follows this one: https://youtu.be/P4pKqoj1HKI and this time we focus on the right hand! These are some amazingly soulful and bluesy lines by Oscar Peterson! You're going to love it!
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Around the one and a half minute mark on the Oscar Peterson Trio recording of "C Jam Blues" on the Night Train album, Oscar Peterson turns the time around by using a very slick device...rhythmic displacement. Let's break it down and talk about this little nuance that adds to the genius of this pianist.