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Boogie Woogie Solos With Technic Tips

For The Early Grade Pianist

CHROMATlG bOOOlt W U K l N O mLUES BOOGIE


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By DAVID CARR GLOVER


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::: To play boogie woogie, you must be able to keep the beat moving from beginning to end, with no
$ fumbles. Therefore, a smooth left hand technic must be developed. Of course, the right hand is also
important if your boogie is to have style and expression. Follow the Technic Tips that precede each
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Technic Tips - Left Hand 14
Technic Tips - Right Hand 14
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Technic Tips - Right Hand 19
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TECHNIC TIPS - LEFT HAND
for
"CHROMATIC BOOGIE"

The boogie bass below has been changed to 3/4 time so that you will practice slowly. ~6 not pro-
ceed to exercise No. 2 until No. 1 has been memorized, using correct fingering.

Practice the following octaves with a loose arm. 110 not proceed to exercises 4 and 5 until vorl can
nio\.e from one octave to :mother withor~tblurs. Practice slowlv with no pedal.

Again, slow practice is nc3ccssarv to master the correct fingering for the following chromatic scale in
rhvthm.

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TECHNIC TlPS - RIGHT H A N D
for
"CHROMATIC BOOGIE"

For the most part, as the title of this boogie implies, this piece collsists of chromatic scale passages.
Therefore it will be necessarv t o plav clean-cut chromatic scales if this boogie is to "come alive."

Practice slowlv with correct fingering.


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TECHNIC TlPS - BOTH HANDS


for
"CHROMATIC BOOGIE"
CHROMATIC BOOGIE
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TECHNIC TIPS - LEFT H A N D
for
"WALKING BLUES BOOGIE"

Practice slowlv with accurate pedaling.


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TECHNIC TIPS - BOTH HANDS for "WALKING BLUES BOOGIE"


WALKING BLUES BOOGIE
DAVID CARR GLOVER

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First slow blues t e m p o
TECHNIC TlPS - LEFT HAND
for
"ENCHANTING BOOGIE"

In Enchanting Boogie, the so-called Boogie Beguine Bass is used, with the Latin Beguine Bass for
11nus11alrh\,thmical contrast.

Ptxctice slowly.

TECHNIC TIPS - RIGHT HAND


for
"ENCHANTING BOOGIE"

Almost all of the right-hand phrases in Enchanting Boogie consist of three single notes followed by a
four or three-note chord. Do not slur the single notes into the chords. However, be sure you do not
staccato the last note in the single note group. This is not easv and will require some careful practice.

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In measures 17 and 18 (also coda), practice lifting the bottom two notes of the first chord just before
plaving the following chord in order to connect smoothlv.
ENCHANTING BOOGIE
DAVID CARR GLOVER
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TECHNIC TlPS - LEFT HAND
for
"LONELY HOBO BOOGIE"
1. Practice slowly.

TECHNIC TIPS - RIGHT HAND for "LONELY HOBO BOOGIE"


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TECHN lC TlPS - LEFT H A N D
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"HIGH-LOW BOOGIE"
i. Slowlv

TECHNIC TIPS - RIGHT HAND for "HIGH-LOW BOOGIE"


Practice slowlv with correct fingering in order to connect the following two-note phrases.
HIGH-LOW BOOGIE
DAVID CARR GLOVER

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Slow and tenderly
DAVID CARR GLOVER
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