Mar 04, 2017
This is very practical and useful course. I really learned something from it! I love this courser and I strongly recommend this course to everyone who is fascinated in Blues.
Sep 18, 2017
Thanks so much to all involved - I found the material to be clearly presented and rich in content. It really helped me to understand how to grow in my jazz exploration.
By Lee M•
Nov 01, 2016
A fantastic introduction to how Jazz was formed and relates to the blues. What an inspiration Professor Dariusz Terefenko is.
By Craig S•
Jan 28, 2017
This is an informative course for anyone interested in improvisation, regardless of your current level of achievement. If you have learned by yourself, with the help of instructors or friends over the years, you will find this course of benefit for filling in the holes of your knowledge. if you are a beginning or intermediate student, it is highly recommended as a means of understanding how to improvise. There are plenty for opportunities to practice with a rhythm section which is a great opportunity.
By Joao P•
Jul 17, 2016
I've done quite a few online courses and have been studying Jazz intensively and seriously since 2009. This is, hands down, the best course I've found on the subject of improvisation - because it is so carefully organized and well explained. Mr. Terefenko does an amazing job taking you through the various blues types and improvisational devices. My only regret is that I didn't find years ago, as I was starting! Absolutely top material.
By Dorin D•
Nov 15, 2016
Excellent! Thank you -
Apr 06, 2018
professional course which useful for full time musicians
By Raul C•
Jul 16, 2016
Excellent course. It goes deep into the core of the blues while showing tools for improvisation
By Sofia K•
May 16, 2016
Although I don't have any musical background I really enjoyed this course and have learned and understood a bit more about the blues.
Thanks to the Professor and the musicians for giving their time and effort to make this MOOC a reality.
By Ara D•
Jan 20, 2017
Excellent class !
By Pavel T•
Dec 29, 2017
I expected to see the content different from what was in the course but nevertheless it was great. Quite challenging, more jazz then blues, in my opinion, but a lot of great ideas and techniques for improvisation.
By Martins J d S F•
Sep 25, 2017
Excelente Curso. Abre a mente do aluno para os "segredos" da harmonia que envolve o blues. Excelente professor. O ritmo das aulas, a sequência dos conteúdos, o link com os estilos e principais nomes deste estilo musical. Realmente, um dos melhores cursos que já fiz aqui no Coursera. Parabéns!
By Huang ( H•
Oct 17, 2016
5 star recommended! all courses offered by Rochester especially music course were in very high quality!
By Nikita K•
Feb 25, 2017
This is perfect course that overviews jazz blues evolution over time. It introduces the ideas to investigate both for soloist to improvise melodies, as well as for other musicians to provide harmonic and rhytmic context for soloist. It suggests very useful exercises to everybody, that will help to develop modulation and improvisation skills. Throughout the course I understood harmonies of many songs I tried to play before, and now I am able to better improvise on them.
By Carlos F•
Sep 26, 2016
EXCELLENT COURSE THE BEST BLUES COURSE. I RECOMMEND THIS COURSE FOR STUDENTS ADVANCED AND BEGINNERS.
By Anne E•
Jun 03, 2017
Excellent teacher; a delight to take the lessons and absorb the concepts involved in improving my improvisation skills. Many thanks; I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to take this very worthy course.
By José D C•
Jun 12, 2018
Excelente curso. Muy completo didactico. Felicitaciones al instructor y a los que trabajaron en la producción de este curso.
By Sandro V O d M•
Apr 02, 2017
Thanks a lot, Dariusz Terefenko! You are a terrific teaching and outstanding musician! This course changed the way I thought about music, it really made the difference!
By frédéric d•
Oct 11, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
Great course- thank you, Dariusz!
By John R•
Oct 12, 2016
By Ivan L•
Oct 16, 2016
I think this is a very complete course that teaches in detail the history and development of The Blues, backed up by extent theoretical content. I definetely learned a lot from it and also gave me all i need to continue developing my playng skills. Thanks to Coursera and all the people involved in the creation of this course.
By Michael C•
Jul 20, 2017
Excellent. I've learned a lot and got lots of opportunity to see not only the harmonic content on a page, but listening examples and "play-alongs." I'd definitely recommend this course to someone else and already have!! Thanks for the great class!
By Victor M d A G•
Jan 25, 2017
Congratulations to teacher and other musicians. This is a very nice course that helped filling several empty blocks on my knowledge.
I´d like to have all piano plays in complete musical score to better follow.
Question: Couldn´t you save it as midi and turn it available to registered students or capture this midi recordings and represent it as staff?
Suggestion for next turn: Do a carefull revision on subtitles. They have several (inaudible) blanks and some words that have nothing to do to the context, or simply do not exist. For a non English mother tongue speaker person, bad written words add an extra difficulty to understand each new information. (I have used subtitles, stopping the film and fixing concepts by reading these subtitles)
Best regards, Victor M A Garcia
By Ralitsa N•
Sep 12, 2017
A course I would recommend to anyone who wants to dig into blues origins and forms. I ended up with some very valuable improvisational tools as well! Thanks to all the people involved into making this couse available!
By Tomas P A•
Feb 11, 2018
Excellent course!!! Great teacher. A must for blues and jazz students
By Jose W O•
Feb 25, 2017
The Course Contents Quality is very good overall. The explanations applied to the instruments are also beautifully done. I like the historical references and the evolution of the course. This course is probably heavy for someone new as the concepts are not basic as the course advances. However for someone who already has good basic this course is excellent, it is well organized and very well presented including the performances. Thanks i really loved this course.