From their earliest lessons, Simply Music students know how fun and easy it is to get into real, authentic-sounding blues piano pieces.They also learn that there are lots of ways to vary and develop their first blues projects with cool extra touches. Actually, if you ask a professional blues player, chances are they will say that these “extras” are what it’s all about. They call them blues licks, and a good piano player always has a collection of them in their repertoire. They can throw them into any piece at any moment, making every song unique and fresh every time. In this video, Laurie Richards shares some great-sounding variations ready-made for the earliest Simply Music pieces and shows us how to place them for maximum effect.