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Baby Please Be True

Left Hand Rhythm and Turnaround

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Baby Please Be True > Left Hand Rhythm and Turnaround

Hi there Sonicites!!!

This lesson features original song, "Baby Please Be True", in the key of Bb. It's a different groove, but still related to the blues form and styles of the first two lessons.

These first lessons are primarily geared to build a strong left hand in such the style of the great groove keepers of piano and primarily New Orleans pianist.

Here, the left hand is playing the consistent rhythm of 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &, while resting on the 2 &.

Practice it slowly and refer prior lessons for a warm up and to reinforce hand pattern memory. Don't rush it and always remember to practice with a metronome.

If you got any questions i'm here to help, just just hit me up!!!!


Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
new orleans
Davell Crawford
Baby Please Be True

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:30 Run-Through of Baby Please Be True

Loop 1:20 Loop of Solo

Loop 2:44 Breakdown of Left Hand Accompaniment

Loop 6:34 Breakdown of Turnaround

Loop 8:23 Adding the 5th to the Left Hand

Loop 9:48 Practice Loop


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 10:54 When To Add the 5th on the Left Hand

Loop 11:48 Another Example with Solo

Loop 12:34 Closing Thoughts and Outro






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Matthew Feb 17, 2016

Hey Davell,

Thanks for the lesson - here's my attempt at it. Any critiques welcome

Davell Crawford
Davell Crawford Feb 25, 2016

Matthew, great. One question I have for you. Are you a singer? If not you should start singing aloud these songs. It would help. Certainly, you are doing a great job playing them, but I'd like to see you breathe a little more life and soul into your playing. Singing the song would be a great first step! Other than that I think this was a really good presentation of the song!

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