Top 10 Reasons you want to learn the blues scale on piano

If you’re interested in rock, pop, blues, or jazz piano, you’ve probably heard of the blues scale. (In the key of C it’s C, Eb, F, F#, G, Bb.)

Here are my Top 10 Reasons you want to learn the blues scale on piano:

10. So you can play soul music like Ray Charles.
9. Because if you just leave out the F#, you’ll already know the pentatonic scale.
8. So the next time an audience member yells out “Freebird,” you’ll be ready.
7. It’ll get you lots of attention at parties.
6. Because it’s fun to throw a little blues into your jazz improvs.
5. So you can play progressive rock organ solos like Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman.
4. So you’ll know something that Beethoven didn’t.
3. Because “They call it Stormy Monday!” (blues lyric)
2. Because you never know when Eric Clapton will need you to play in his band.

And the #1 reason why you should learn the blues scale on piano is… (drum roll please…)

1. So you can jam on “Smoke On The Water” with your guitarist friends!!! (Da da da….. da, da, da-da!)

Here are some beginning and intermediate Rock and Blues lessons for you to enjoy. Have fun!

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