Recommended piano book of the week – The Joy of Boogie and Blues

Our Piano Book of the Week is “The Joy of Boogie and Blues“. I was reminded of this when somebody asked me for a book recommendation for a teenage pianist that would like to explore jazz music. The book kicks off with the stomping “Boogie No. 1” which is an easy pre-Grade 1 piece that introduces the 16-bar blues pattern. The book increases in difficulty to about Grade 4 by the end of it. There is a lovely mixture of mellow blues tunes ranging to foot-stomping boogie-woogie pieces, so there’s something for everyone. I learned from this book about 20 years ago and it’s still one of my favourites! £9.99 from


About Lorraine

Head Teacher at the SE22 Piano School, a private piano teaching practice in East Dulwich, South London. I work with a fantastic team of teachers offering piano, harpsichord & music theory lessons to adults and children from the age of 4.
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