“Boogie Woogie”

For this little jazzy exercise, hit only thumbs and pinkies on every beat (each syllable = one beat).

Use chart below for example in “C” Position.  Thumbs and pinkies start on yellow.  Always keep three white keys between your thumbs and pinkies.

Use only the middle fingers whenever you say “UP DOWN”.  Take the middle finger “UP” to the black Eb key (red on the chart below) and then slide it off to E (blugreen on the chart) on “DOWN”.

Play with one hand at a time, then see if you can play with both hands.

HOLD = 4 beats.

“Boogie Woogie” in Key of “C”

in “C” Position

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie with me.

Again in “C” Position

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie with me.

Move hands so left pinkie is on “F” and right thumb is on “F”

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie with me.

Move hands up one key so left pinkie is on “G” and right thumb is on “G”

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie UP DOWN, HOLD!

Move hands back so left pinkie is on “F” and right thumb is on “F”

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie UP DOWN, HOLD!

Move both hands back to “C” Position

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie UP DOWN

Boo-gie with me. (End with Bb,B,C)

 


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