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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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bluegtturbo (8 hours ago)
One of the best instructional videos I've seen on YT - well done!
dexter clays (19 hours ago)
How can i play this fast
BadDL282 (1 day ago)
Excellent - thanks for the great vid :)
Brutus Brutus (1 day ago)
Les note on t de NOMS : Do, Ré, Mi, Fa Sol, La, Si pas A B C D E F G
Miguel Baptista (2 days ago)
Cool, now I can hang around Airport lounges.
Julius Høivang Grane (2 days ago)
I was lost When i had to put it together...
Ryan's Toy world (3 days ago)
Nice upload
Jay Leo (3 days ago)
Hey
Will Daly (3 days ago)
Misuse of the word transpose. Piano player is changing chords. Transposing Music means to rewrite piece of music to a different key signature.
Fravain (3 days ago)
Americans ... using miles, feets, inches, barrels and more, and they play piano with ABCDEFG .... gfy lol Don't destroy the DO RE MI FA SOL LA SI DO !!!
Chris Chan (4 days ago)
I came here because of Daniel’s riff
Havva Giydiren (4 days ago)
Harika....very beautiful thank you
Excellent Bro :) (y) (y)
wadomannen (5 days ago)
Fantastisk
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you!
Marcel Blazej (5 days ago)
Thank u
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
You're welcome, hope it helps
#zeus (6 days ago)
I can do all of it. But when i try to play it both hand sucks. My bass hand is being distracted because of my right hand is doing a different fill. But i can do the bass pattern with left hand and right hand together but when i try to do a different one even just a 1&2 count it sucks does this mean i have to quit piano? That its not for me?
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
It takes some people weeks of diligent practice (1 hour a day) before they can do the "hand independence exercise" as I have shown here in the video. But make sure you can do that before you move on to the licks. The first lick may take a few more weeks after that. Don't give up
destinylopezYT (5 days ago)
#zeus i’m not sure if that’s true. i think you just need practice
#zeus (5 days ago)
destinylopezYT my brain is just focusing on one rythm i think only few people can do this stuff. Those people with a functioning left brain.
destinylopezYT (5 days ago)
#zeus definitely do not quit piano. you just need to practice hand independence. practice easier songs that give you practice so that both your hands are playing different tempos and rhythms.
Chasine Wu (6 days ago)
Damn why I just found this awesome tutorial now!! 😭 Thanks a lots for sharing!
Chasine Wu (5 days ago)
@Arthur Migliazza ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Chasine
kamaroway günther (6 days ago)
Wiki How
kyu (6 days ago)
2019?
MIKE GEE GUITARMAN (6 days ago)
One of the best no nonesnse lessons I have ever seen..many are too long and too wordy. You got the balance perfect. Sometime the student needs to put time in too. Thanks for this upload
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Mike!
Amanda Panda (6 days ago)
Isn’t this just 12 bar blues?
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
yes
Reine H (6 days ago)
Wait a minute, you started with a C right? And then you ... I think I have to watch this again and again. This is the reason I got me a keyboard
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Haha you got it
george isshak (7 days ago)
Great lesson!!! Thanks
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you George
Hakan Çakıcı (7 days ago)
Please return to F
People!!! Dont give up!!! its 7 minutes video!!! U will have to practice Hours to get the result you want!!! minute after minute.... Hour after Hour!! Day after day!!! Thats the music!!! ( i was playing 8h / day when i was young a string instrument...) Let your passion be more strong that the dissapointment!!!!!!! Go ahead!!! :D
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Yes, well said! Each minute of this video may take days and days of practice
Angus Walker (7 days ago)
i thought by the title you meant ‘you are my daaad... you’re my dad! boogie woogie woogie!’
Gamal Kevin (8 days ago)
I am learning piano, and still in very beginning stage. This video is the example of a very helpful tutorial. Top notch. Kudos to you.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Gamal
Andrew Resto (8 days ago)
The hands look like they’re boogieing
Sierra (8 days ago)
What scale is this in?
Sierra (5 days ago)
@Arthur Migliazza ok thanks
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
A 12 bar blues has three chords, each with its own key signature. In this video you are using a C7 chord (from the F major scale), F7 (from Bb major), G7 (from C major)
Nghia Cao (8 days ago)
LOVE IT. LOVE IT - thank you.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Nghia!
OkkhiAperti (9 days ago)
It is better if last four strokes are / 5 / 4 / 1 / 5 TOO BETTER! !!
Bruno DUYE (9 days ago)
Okay, now I've finally found a correct video to send to people who ask me how to begin with boogie woogie. Thanks
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you
charo perticone (10 days ago)
Me encanto!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
gracias!
Josué Rodrigues (10 days ago)
what's the metronome time at the end of the video?
Joan125 (10 days ago)
let's boogie 6:10
Francisco Ruiz (10 days ago)
Amazing! Thanks a lot. Let´s do it!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Francisco
Francisco Ruiz (10 days ago)
I´m going to start on monday (tomorrow). Not kidding.
smoked buns (10 days ago)
I want to learn this so bad, ahhhhhhhh. My forearm hurts after 4hrs.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Nice. That's what it takes!
Pete (11 days ago)
Brilliant. Great timing and agility and accuracy. Need patience, practice and stamina. A high level of self-discipline also. Mint video; very educational. We'll done, sir!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Pete
Alan Thompson (14 days ago)
he makes it look so easy, git, still love it though
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Alan
Teo Gur (14 days ago)
the owner of youtube is not something that classical music and lullabies are not even aware. обладатель youtube не то что традиционную музыку а даже колыбельную не осознает. in General, for him, music is pornography without video. вообщем для него музыка это порнуха без видео. to the visitor of the site during viewing of music files it with special perversion offers viewing of advertizing(it personally for me "the real pornography") гостю веб-сайта во пора просмотра музыкальных файлов он с особенным извращением предлагает просмотр рекламы(это лично для меня "истинной порнухи")
Duke Devinski (14 days ago)
Great vid. Actually one of the clearest and easiest piano tutorials I've seen. I mean I still can't play it, but the keys you were playing were clearly displayed and the speed of the vid was good. This will take me a while though. I think I will have to have a few drinks or something to make me loosen up before I try this. LOL.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Haha thanks Duke
Ey!Krix (14 days ago)
Esto está bestial.
ad B (15 days ago)
explained in a fluidic way... awesome.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you
MadScientist (16 days ago)
The Old dude at station : Do you know Boogie Woogie ?
Miguel Clemente (16 days ago)
Really amazing man, thank u!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Miguel
Eltodofull (18 days ago)
2:49 Is extremely hard. Not even at 60 bpm I can keep up. My hands always mimick each other.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
@Eltodofull Excellent! Stay with it
Eltodofull (18 days ago)
Im starting to get it! Now I just have to build up speed and keep practicing to stop getting lost.
vincenzo guida (18 days ago)
Grandee!!!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Vincenzo
De Ath (19 days ago)
Omg 😮 😯 😲 from drummer to pianist now I want to buy one..can A cheap piano 🎹 help to learn basic ?
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Yes absolutely. Just make sure it has weighted keys. It is nearly impossible to play this style on a keyboard with unweighted keys. And make sure it has 88 keys as well. Then it will last a you a while, as you grow and learn more. Expect $300-$400 to get something new. You maybe be able to find something used for less.
Stopclock64 (17 days ago)
De Ath you don’t need some fancy keyboard to start learnin. Now the sound won’t be amazing but you can learn the basics and then when you get better you can buy a better keyboard. That way as you start if you stop playing or something you haven’t invested to much money into it
awol2602 (19 days ago)
Brilliant
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you!
Fabrice Steurer (20 days ago)
I play piano but i cant split the left and right hand. Any tipps to for practice?
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Play the left hand by itself for a week or so. Then add a chord in the right hand in whole notes, as shown in the hand independence section. Stick with that until you can do it. Then try the right hand in half notes, etc .... use the same sequence as shown in the hand independence part. Take your time with each rhythm. Don't try the licks until you can do all the rhythms with the right hand.
MAICO MALNERO (22 days ago)
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT BOOGIE WOOGIE WAS SOMETHING SILLY BUT ITS PRETTY BAD ASS !!!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
IT IS
BoldCautionProductions (24 days ago)
Starting to get it. 3 months away from really playing it, I just started 3 months ago.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
nice!
Eduard Albertov (25 days ago)
The hardest part is playing with your left hand.
Aaron Roman (25 days ago)
is the part at 4:50 one of the variations the video shows? I got most of this down, but my brain can't figure out that whole part. I've never played piano really, but I've spent hours learning this, so good. EDIT: Just kidding, i don't know how I missed that part, but I found it! Thanks again for this video!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Awesome, glad you figured it out. Thanks Aaron
linwin (26 days ago)
Searched for "how to play boogie woogie and this was my first hit. Cant't wait to start!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Excellent. Thank you
Alex Riande (30 days ago)
Chido
Joe Birch (30 days ago)
Absolutely brilliant thank you so much for taking the effort to make this video, I have just bought a digital piano and I am having great fun with your video. Greetings from Kyiv
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
That's great to hear. Thank you Joe
Mathew Romero (1 month ago)
Bruh not gonna lie at first I found this useless and gave up but I actually watched it carefully and now I’m learning this shit THANKS MAN
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Awesome
David Jackson (1 month ago)
I don't really care for boogie woogie, but I love this style of tutorial. Nice job.
Gabriel Jensen (1 month ago)
this is awsome, its so simple, thanks!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thanks Gabriel
Farcry 007 (1 month ago)
makes me want to order some whiskey and start a fight in the saloon
let me (1 month ago)
after 3 weeks i can play it now thanks
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
That's great!
Ian Domínguez (1 month ago)
0:56 Rythim.
dueyfuckuey (1 month ago)
809 people don't have enough fingers to even fake it and it pisses them off.
Lil Scan (1 month ago)
I wanna like a little rechard
Pablo A (1 month ago)
Most educative boogie woogie video I found so far ;) GREAT!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Pablo
Lottie B (1 month ago)
Amazing! Can’t wait to get proficient at this. Thank you so much 💜💜
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Lottie
Charles Lan caster (1 month ago)
i tried to learn to play this but after 30sec i found out i need a piano damnit
Sparky Season (1 month ago)
So unfortunately i use digital piano and it just stop whenever i put many chords at the same time so i cant play this :(.
trodat07 (1 month ago)
Where’s the middle C?
Leither Piano Melody (1 month ago)
El mejor video de Boogie Woogie que haya visto.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Gracias Leither
Willy Black (1 month ago)
I'm at 3:53 in just one hour
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Good work
P. Smith (1 month ago)
Not even gonna lie I totally thought this was the song from nightmare before Christmas despite knowing this song boogie-woogie
Gedion Kinaadman (1 month ago)
whats the note again with the left hand bass??
KingSega (1 month ago)
Thank you so much! I learned this in 6 hours and can finally start branching out thanks to these exercises. Much love!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
That's great!
H EV (1 month ago)
This video is so useful now after 3 months i can actually play boogie woogie! Could you do an updated version with new riffs for right hand?? That would be amazing
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you! There are many other free videos and lessons I have made. www.schoolofboogie.com has them all organized. Or you can search through my channel.
LowKey (1 month ago)
#1 I want to thank you, I never played on piano before, but i was so hooked up by sound of boogie that I start to learn myself, without any previous experience. I learned basic chords and play my favorit songs (just simple chords with singing), but I promise myself that I will learn boogie and I stayed every evening after school that I could access piano and learn from this video how to play boogie, and after month of learning I can play something similar what you show on video, I think… I dont think I understand and "can play on piano", but fact that I can play something similar to this make me happy, and I will try to improve it. 2# I try to understand this 4:40 transcript, does any have any advice? Or explanation, specially i don´t understand how is played 4:53 and how is it shown in transcript.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you I'm glad this video is helping! For the 4:40 and 4:53 it is the same thing demonstrated earlier, but just following the chords of the 12 bar blues. In the transcript I = C, IV = F, V = G. So you must play the lick in the right timing according to the chord changes.
lol lol (1 month ago)
How the hell do you know what keys are what and what order the go in and coordinating both hands
Jean-alain Pynandee (1 month ago)
Wonderfully well play with clear explanations, thanks Maestro!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Jean-alain
Lovisa Petersson (1 month ago)
Who are “the greats”???
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Follow the link in the description. It should take you to the original article where I have them listed. (unless someone changed the article again..)
Chen Avrishmi (1 month ago)
Nice video ! But I have a quetion. If I have organic that won't be a problem right ???
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
No, not a problem
مهند العربي (1 month ago)
انا من العراق مبدع انته استمر
KEVIN VICENTE (1 month ago)
I love this video, straight to the point without someone telling you unnecessary things
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Kevin
Kachow (1 month ago)
I could be wrong, but at 5:20 he uses an Cdim7, could you not also use an 3rd inversion F7? Maybe to give it a brighter feel?
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Yes, you are free to do whatever sounds best to you! That's one of the great things about this style. Totally customizable.
Whoknows Knight (1 month ago)
Makes me feel like playing a Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon vinyl :)
milo plumez (1 month ago)
From Brendan??
Glen Jones (1 month ago)
Arthur is better, and more rounded than Brendan. Check out his professional resume and watch some of his live stuff.
KryogenGaming (1 month ago)
Yes and no, actually I am into Rockabilly and that 50s boogie woogie & rock n roll stuff always watching these kinds of videos
Jeferson Müller (1 month ago)
this is rediculously easy. at least ou made it look easy. nice video :D
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Jeferson
Naranja Socialista (1 month ago)
Qué es "EB"?
Naranja Socialista (1 month ago)
OK, thanks my gringo friend
Arthur Migliazza (1 month ago)
E flat
BoldCautionProductions (1 month ago)
Back Again ! What a great share... I'll get this... some day...
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Haha, thanks! keep at it
X nEmesiS (1 month ago)
wew that helps
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you
Ids Verbeek (1 month ago)
Is it bad that with hand independents I am playing like this comes at the same time with that note? because it works but I don’t if I’m really getting hand independents.
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
That's not really hand independence but maybe for you it can be an intermediary step. You can easily keep testing yourself for hand independence by doing things slightly different with your right hand and seeing if your left hand messes up. Its best to make hand independence your goal, though. Or else you run the risk of being locked into one way of playing and getting lost if you make a mistake.
BigLucious56 games (2 months ago)
I keep pressing my pinky Down toooooo many times HELP ME!!!!!!!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Try practicing some hanon finger exercises. That will help you gain control and discipline over your fingers.
Isaochy (2 months ago)
I love this video so much that I listen to it even when I'm not trying to learn from the tutorial
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Haha that's great. Thank you
Mike Jeanes (2 months ago)
Thank you for this. Keep creating!
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Mike
Lawrence Collins (2 months 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 🌴
Arthur Migliazza (5 days ago)
Thank you Lawrence
Dave Michael (2 months ago)
I brought the book this is from. I do love the chapter 3 achieving left hand independence.
Coronista (2 months ago)
i love this!!
Michael (2 months ago)
F sheet music bruh when you have YouTube
Aymeric de Raguenel (2 months ago)
Hi! Thks ! That’s great ! Do you have anymore small riffs for right hand? Thanks!!👌
Arthur Migliazza (2 months ago)
Yes there are many videos/lessons for the right hand. Check out www.schoolofboogie.com All free

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