The Basics

Monster Left Hand

A boogie woogie piano player's most prized possession is his left hand. With a strong left hand capable of speed, power and dynamic subtleties, you will be unstoppable.

Develop Hand Independence

Besides a strong left hand, hand independence is the most important part of playing boogie woogie and blues piano. Learn how to do it like a pro.

Boogie Woogie Bass Pattern 1

Learn a common boogie woogie bass pattern popularized by Albert Ammons and used in Boogie Woogie Stomp.

Learn another common boogie woogie bass pattern popularized by Albert Ammons.

Boogie Woogie Bass Pattern 2

Beginning Stride Practice

Ever wonder how to practice those precise jumps required for stride piano? This will get you on your way.

The Walking Bass Line

Everything you need to know in order to create, practice and play the boogie woogie walking bass.

Bumble Boogie Bass Pattern

A very simple and fun pattern that works in Minor and Major keys.

Master the Triplets

Struggling with the triplets from the hand independence exercise? Try these exercises!

One of the most ESSENTIAL elements to playing in the groove is DYNAMICS. Don't be "pounder". Learn to add a repeating dynamic element to your bass patterns and take your playing to the master level.

DYNAMICS make the Difference


How to take a new boogie bass pattern from zero to independent in 15 exercises.

Arthur Migliazza


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