How to Play Boogie Woogie Piano
Updated: March 29, 2019
Boogie-woogie piano is a style of music that is extremely rhythmical and focuses on dance. It was first developed in the late 1800’s in rural African American communities in the Southern United States. Boogie-woogie piano is played by the left hand maintaining a steady, repetitive bass pattern while the right hand plays various counter rhythms, melodies, and licks on top of it. It is a very physically demanding style of piano playing and can be compared to an athletic event.