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How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano - WikiHow

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More lessons at www.SchoolOfBoogie.com - all FREE This video was created to accompany the WikiHow article on how to play boogie woogie piano. https://www.wikihow.com/Play-Boogie-Woogie-Piano Private lessons at www.arthurmigliazza.com/lessons Instructional book at http://amzn.to/1Ri43TT
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Mike Jeanes (1 day ago)
Thank you for this. Keep creating!
Lawrence Collins (1 day ago)
Excellent job... as an engineer and a musician, I have an appreciation for cutting to the chase.... Guitar and drums now, but snagging an e-piano and stealing every lick of this..!! Mahalo from Hawaii 🌴
Dave Michael (2 days ago)
I brought the book this is from. I do love the chapter 3 achieving left hand independence.
Coronista (3 days ago)
i love this!!
Michael (3 days ago)
F sheet music bruh when you have YouTube
Aymeric de Raguenel (5 days ago)
Hi! Thks ! That’s great ! Do you have anymore small riffs for right hand? Thanks!!👌
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Yes there are many videos/lessons for the right hand. Check out www.schoolofboogie.com All free
Lo r (5 days ago)
Anyone have tips for learning triplets ?
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Start by tapping the rhythms on your lap, imitating what you will play on piano. I plan to make a video on this.
Mank Deme (6 days ago)
Amazing video, thanks
Paulo Stoll Nogueira (6 days ago)
Wonderful! Thank you for the tips.
Для Мэйлов (7 days ago)
Love your straight-to-the-point video, there are not a lot of those left, just bla bla bla
AyeItsMike (8 days ago)
Bro this actually is a great tutorial, my left hand is amazing, still working on my right
Dank Beats (9 days ago)
This requires lvl 99 paino skill
-DiSTriCT- (9 days ago)
Awesome, thank you! Is there a tutorial for the part from 4:32? :)
Stoffe (11 days ago)
somo (12 days ago)
Kind of hard for a 55 year old begginer, but I'll keep practicing.
Fremulshmat (14 days ago)
thanks so much....just what the doctor suggested:-)
BlackCat (14 days ago)
hooooo sub!!!
Jim Caballes (15 days ago)
2nd week now and I'm at 2:22
edon veliq (16 days ago)
i dont unterstand it with the half notes and then the quarter notes
marialis marrere (18 days ago)
Philip Y (18 days ago)
DAYEM !!!!!!!!!!!!... that was GREAT!!... in my Next life I'm going to take piano lessons!! :) thanks for a fun video !!!
•Maïa Hii (19 days ago)
I succeeded!! Thank you so much for this helpful video :D
Will Leadbeater (20 days ago)
Instructions unclear - I burnt the rice & the lemon
Dan Di (21 days ago)
Is anyone else anoyed that the 10th bar is not IV?
Joe Green (21 days ago)
Probably the best tutorial for anything I've seen on YouTube. Straight to the point, and everything in the video is totally relevant and useful. In 2 months I've gone from being able to play literally nothing on the piano to being able to play this about as well as the final step in this video, so thank you!
Austin Knowlton (22 days ago)
Thanks for the great lesson. I would really love to see someone do a tutorial on Rocket 88 since there doesn't seem to be one.
Bee Ping Tay (23 days ago)
Thank you for sharing this video, very useful! 😍😍😍
Peter Molnar (23 days ago)
Fantastic . From any direction
Carlos Rodarte (23 days ago)
IllmInd4815 (24 days ago)
Can you please make more of these? There are no other tutorials for this kind of music whatsoever. At least not for dummies like me who cant read sheets
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Thank you! I am planning to make more, but they take a lot of time to make (because of the editing and text insertion) and with my touring and other stuff it's hard to make the time. I will try to get some more out this year.
Meh Ster (24 days ago)
**Perfects all the chords at the start** Him: Play in a 12-bar blues form Me: *Flips piano*
Austin Knowlton (22 days ago)
Glad I could help. Lol, Im a total beginner on piano myself, I just know about blues chord structures from playing it on guitar for 30 years or so. Variations include playing the one for two bars, two bars on the four, then back to the one for two bars. Then play the turnaround like usual. Also you can walk down the 5,4,1, then back to the 4 on the last four bars. Play with it and have fun.Above all keep playing! You can only get better.
Meh Ster (22 days ago)
+Austin Knowlton Oh okay, I get it! Thank you so much! Can't wait to learn this whole 💖
Austin Knowlton (23 days ago)
Meh Ster the. 12 bar blues form is based on the 1-4-5 chord pattern. Imagine your thumb is the C chord. Now count D,E,F on your fingers. You should be on the fourth finger which makes F the 4 chord. Now count one more and the 5 is G. 4 bars on the one, two on the four, back to the one for two bars, one each on the the 5 and the 4, then back to the one for two bars. I hope that helps you. That's the basic pattern, but you can switch it up a little once you master it.
Dolan Vantablack (25 days ago)
"dO YoU kNow BoOgie WoOgie?"
pangrac1 (25 days ago)
Jeebus that was complicated.
Louigi Verona (25 days ago)
Took me 2 months of everyday practice. Right now moved on to several other licks featured on Arthur's channel. Great stuff. Technically relatively simple, yet impressive.
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
That's wonderful!
NsApAs (26 days ago)
Im having trouble making my left hand go fast like yours, and is it okay if i use the fingering different than yours? And how long did it take you to learn this section?
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Yes, take your time and use your own fingering. Totally fine! Some people get this in 2 days, some people it takes 1 year. It depends on your previous skill level and the amount of time you have to practice each day. But keep it up and you'll get there!
Vex (27 days ago)
Do you think it's possible to learn this without having previous piano knowledge and experience? Just through practice?
Vex (1 day ago)
Yeah, I’m struggling at the second and third lick variation. Playing those with the left hand is hard. I’ll try to work on my technique then. Thanks
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Yes it is possible. But probably very difficult. It would be best to learn some basic piano knowledge first (names of the 12 keys, how to play a C major, F major and Bb major scale. And how to build simple chords in thirds - like a triad in root position). You can learn all of this on youtube. OR take piano lessons for a month. This will help.
Maria Ungurean (19 days ago)
Great tutorial! Stick with me while I’m trying to learn this. Day 1: After one hour of practice I can perfectly play the left hand with full speed and I remember all right hand chords. Right hand is pretty fast when playing independently but it’s really hard to play with both hands. I’m struggling, but I’m going to do this. :) Day 9: I can now almost perfectly play this after more than one week of practice. :) Thank you for this tutorial! I’m looking forward to other boogie woogie riffs! :D
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Great work!
Muley (28 days ago)
Do YoU KnoW BooOgie WooGie?
Shabazeldagon (28 days ago)
Not yet
Bunty Lama (28 days ago)
Cesar Vera Latorre (1 month ago)
Dude this is gold for me.
Tevita Rahim (1 month ago)
Tom Drischler (1 month ago)
This is really helpful Arthur. Quick question. I've been p[laying piano mostly by ear (with limited sight reading due to dyslexia) for over 50 years and I'm very set in my ways. I'm not used to the fingering you use with the right hand starting around 2:35. My inclination is to use 1,3,5 for the C chord, 1,3,5 for the F chord, 1,2,5 for the G/C (C5) chord and back to 1,3,5 for the final F chord. You use 1, 2, 4 for the starting C chord. I find that I really fumble around if I try to switch back and forth between 1, 2,4 and 1, 3, 5 etc. Is this a "to each his own" kind of thing or am I just doing it wrong? Thanks
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Tom, to each his own! Feel free to use your own fingering !! Whatever fits your hand best is best for you.
Piano music (1 month ago)
First part. Are you playing Eb or F of left hand?
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Not sure what you mean.. but if its over the C chord then it's Eb to E with the third finger.. the sheet music pdfs should be with the article (unless someone changed all my pictures again). The article link is in the description of the video.
João Oliveira (1 month ago)
tks a lot, MAN!!!!
Echo Studio (1 month ago)
LeonardoPenguinn n (1 month ago)
Who else struggled hard on the right hand at the beginning
tasamaantallaaja (1 month ago)
Right and left hand. How to get their act together correctly. Wery hard.....
Harold Geronimo (1 month ago)
Brendan brought me here
Dan Can (1 month ago)
Wow great vid, this is one of best piano tutorials ive seen, very clear, with slow motion when required, and no bullshit ten minute intros of what the instructor has been doing since his last video.
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
HAHA thanks. I personally cannot STAND those long intros
max things (1 month ago)
Don#T bash the piano!
Uh question how do u put the lick and left hand together?
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Just jump right in and try what I show in the video with the hand independence exercise.
NsApAs (27 days ago)
Start slow and develope it...
Tom Drischler (1 month ago)
Great tutorial. It is interesting that all proficient boogie woogie players sound exactly like each other. That means they are following the same formula.
Hambone (1 month ago)
i have used this site for years, but this may just be the best tutorial i've ever watched. fantastic work!
Arthur Migliazza (1 day ago)
Thank you!
mark malone (1 month ago)
Excellent video..
The Funny Bunny Show (1 month ago)
Hey Arthur. Jut wanted to let you know, we got your book and my kid and I love it. Now we reached a new milestone, he plays the left hand and I go over some licks with my right hand. The only think I'm having trouble with is to convince him to sow down (he's only 8). Any tips on that? Thanks... (\_/) { ^_^}
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
Thank you! That's a great way to practice together! It's not just kids... beginners of all ages in general want to play fast too. I usually have a hard time convincing them that slow is also cool and very powerful. It's important to be able to play at all kinds of speeds. Usually the slow people have a hard time going fast and the fast people have a hard time going slow. However, the danger with people who don't have the discipline/patience to practice slowly is that they never quite get things accurate or precise and they always end up sounding kind of sloppy. Kids in general don't want to play slow, and it might just be an age/maturity thing. He'll probably appreciate the slower tempos as he gets older. In the meantime if you figure out how to slow him down, please share :-)
What mode of C is this?
Arthur Migliazza Ahh, i get what you're saying. I'm very knew to this type of music, so does this mean, that each time a chord changes, for example from C to F, then i can also play the blues scale of F with my right hand? Thanks!
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
Each dominant 7th chord uses the mixolydian mode of the related major scale. When you play a blues, each chord change is a different "key".
Leon Allan Davis (1 month ago)
Excellent! No chatter...no bragging...no showing off... This is the way all music should be taught...start simple and keep adding a little bit as you go along... No stupid scales...no boring theory...no learning to read music... Just sit down and start playing... Each little accomplishment leads into the next one...makes you want to keep learning and not quit... The one really cool thing about Boogie Woogie is that the right hand is free to do whatever...as long as the left hand pattern is going your right hand is free to roam...totally improvisational...
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
Thank you Leon! You got it.
zgarlass loss (1 month ago)
For Understand à reft : 3 mounth 😂😂 i’m french
Host Lero (1 month ago)
*Brendan Kavanagh wants to know your location.*
JP (1 month ago)
Jumpeex (1 month ago)
Feeling anxious right now
Power Studio (1 month ago)
Thank you man!
Maksym Piwecki (1 month ago)
Welcome to another episode of „why is this in my recomendations”.
Future Fiction (1 month ago)
I am learning pianist...can someone say wat is 12 bar blues form??plss
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
It might be best to look that up (if you haven't already). Hard to write it here, but each chord represents a bar: I - I - I - I - IV -IV -I - I - V - IV - I - I the last 4 chords (bars) are also sometimes V -V -I -I as I demonstrate in this video. I think there's a lesson about it at www.schoolofboogie.com
Daddy Lupus (1 month ago)
is Eb in the key of C???
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
No, it is not in the key of C major. But in a blues context the major and minor third are both used. Usually the minor third is slid up to the major third, as I do here.
Daninashed (1 month ago)
If it sounds right it is right
Seawolf USA (1 month ago)
Wow it is pretty hard to get strength in your left hand
Waynome (1 month ago)
UHH my brain struggles to coordinate my fingers... god damnit
Auramyst (24 days ago)
your profile pic matches perfectly
John Snow (1 month ago)
Štěpán Štícha (1 month ago)
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
Thank you!
batner (1 month ago)
great tutorial. cant wait to get to the piano.
Jean-Luc Chapelon (1 month ago)
Good lesson !! 👍👏 Progressive
Aditya Achmal (1 month ago)
Brendan kavanagh brought everyone here i guess. I love this video
DrRock (16 days ago)
+Ryan Storey Henri who?
Ryan Storey (16 days ago)
carcucov (1 month ago)
Hey! This nice! I will practice it according to the steps suggested here.
Юрий Фабисюк (2 months ago)
Very good!!!!!
Brandane Owen (2 months ago)
playing this will auto win on any piano competitions
13Moondancer (2 months ago)
Perfect tutorial - so grateful 🙏🏼
Midnight Raiin (2 months ago)
oh my God. you are the burning bush. that boogie spoke to me. saying practice and it will come: )
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
Thomas Lomax (2 months ago)
Step 5: Draw a fucking owl.
LionGaming (2 months ago)
Those who disliked must have had a really bad day.
9998 9998 (2 months ago)
Do you know BoOgiE WoOgiE?
Krzysztof Cisowski (2 months ago)
Awsome :D
Simon Guilliams (2 months ago)
Should I place my fingers the exact same way as he does right at 0:10? He's doing 5 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 1 - 2 I'm doing 5 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 1 - 2
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
I show my recommended fingering. Do whatever is most comfortable for you.
Marika Gudushauri (2 months ago)
Thanks.This is the best and amazing lesson. Bravo 👏🏻 🌺🌸🌼
Dalia (2 months ago)
Thankyouu so!!
LMasterGame (2 months ago)
this tutorial should be called 'how to dance boogie woogie with your fingers'
Shai (2 months ago)
Brendan would be proud.
Thiago Taets (2 months ago)
Manuel Salazar (2 months ago)
Awesome videos
Tomáš Vaněk (2 months ago)
What's the classics name?
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
check out the article that accompanies this video (link in description)
Oscar Gutierrez (2 months ago)
Awesome lesson, this is very addictive. Thanks
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
Thank YOU!
Theo Walker (2 months ago)
Any one got any tips on how i can achieve hand independence? Really want to play this as it sounds great 👍
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
I made a separate video of that... if you youtube search hand independence arthur migliazza it should come up
Mia Bastos (2 months ago)
I loved it!!! Thank you so much!
Aidan Weber (2 months ago)
Thought this said A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
marianna poonka (2 months ago)
The lick is pretty difficult because of the independence to your hands, takes time to perfect it I recommend you to play it in little sections and then put it all together
Esteban D'Bedoya (2 months ago)
Excelente!! Ya con esto se puede hasta improvisar!! :D
Javier Loya (2 months ago)
Thanks for the great lesson.
Mayur Dudhsagare (2 months ago)
Nice Lesson Sir Thank You... 🤘
Cam Phan (2 months ago)
Unlike all the other pianists just try to sell their books and do not show much. Thank you for your lesson. Very well done!
TheUnk_own BoYo (2 months ago)
Thank you this video its perfect how to learn boogie woogie I already learned the boogie bass and the left hand thing and now i need to put it together Thx again😁
Owie D (2 months ago)
this is great, concise, challenging. wish i knew what was going on from 4:55 - 5:05!

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