Run Time: 47 minutes / Release Date: 03/08/14
In this lesson you’ll learn several different Otis Spann licks, including how to play his fast 32nd-note runs and fills. Each lick can be used over the entire 12-bar blues progression (which we also review in the lesson), giving you a wealth of improvisation material at your fingertips!
Run Time: 59 minutes / Release Date: 08/09/13
In this lesson we will focus on the stride technique that we ended on in part 2. We will work through an easy and more advanced stride pattern along with licks and a new Minor Blues Stride song. The licks in this song can be applied to many other blues songs both in Major and in minor!
Run Time: 45 minutes / Release Date: 07/06/13
In this first lesson of a multi-lesson set, we will begin by covering how to improvise over Green Dolphin Street. This lesson is marked advanced, but students of all levels interested in improvisation can benefit from the chapters on how to make improvisation lines. Willie will also be conducting a Master Class in a future lesson based upon student input.
Run Time: 48 minutes / Release Date: 04/05/13
In this second part, we are going to cover how to create your own blues composition in four different styles: Shuffle, Swing, Rock and Stride. This lesson makes it easy to create a blues composition that will have a clear structure which you can then easily improvise over. We will also cover an introduction and ending for all four styles of blues that we covered.