Don't Wanna' Leave You Blues


Photo Credit: clarita

Don't Wanna' Leave You Blues by Martha Mier

I receive emails from beginners asking me for tutorials on slow blues for beginners.
Martha Mier has written a song in the Key of C with a slow, blues swing. 4/4 tempo.



I am still working on the camera angle with my webcam. I woke up this a.m. thinking
of all the moms who are saying goodbye to their graduates as they prepare to go to college. It's so important to "let go" and trust... I hope you enjoy following along with this song.

Left Hand Blues Patterns

The left hand has eighth notes that give that blues swing feel.

CG play together twice, then CA play twice.

FC  "        "             "       then FD play twice.

DA "         "            "        then DB play twice.

GD  "        "              "      then GE, then GF


Melody Line, Single Notes

Intro:

CG, CG, CA, CA, CG, CG, CA, CA /


l.h.. notes CG, CG, then CA, CA, CG ... with the right hand play these single notes:

C, D, C / E, E, E, E / D, C, C, D, C /

l.h. notes FC, FC, then FD, FD, FC while playing:

G, F, Eb, D, C /

play CG, CG then CA, CA, CG while r.h. plays:

C, D, C / E, E, E, E / D, C, C, C#

play DA, DA, DB, DB, DA (l.h.):

D, Bb, A /

Play GD, GD, GE, GE, GF :

G, G, A, G /

Play CG, CG, CA, CA, CG :

C, C, C, G, A, G / BbC (notes played together) / C, D, C

Play FC, FC, FD, FD, FC :

(r.h. third intervals) EbC, DF, CE, D, C

Play CG, CG, CA, CA, CG (3 x's) :

C, D, C / E, E, E, E / D, C, C, D, C

Play FC (half notes, 2 counts), GD (half notes 2 counts):

G, F, G, F, Eb, D, C /

Play CG, CG, CA, CA, CG

C, Eb, F, F# /

Play FC, FC, FD, FD, FC

G, G, Gb, F, Eb

l.h. plays CG, CG, CA, CA, CG:

C, C, Eb, F, F#

Play FC, FC, FD, FD, FC:

G, G, G, Gb, F, Eb

Play CG, CG, CA, CA, CG, CG, CA, CA:

C /

Last Measure

Play in l.h. CG and then l.h. plays last note, EBbD

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