Boogie Woogie: Pickups

A pickup is a short melodic segment that you play in anticipation of the first downbeat in an upcoming musical phrase. Pickups are a great way to build momentum because they create a strong sense of direction, anticipation, and expectation.


Pickup #1

Boogie Woogie: Pickups


Pickup #2

Boogie Woogie: Pickups


Pickup #3

With a C "pedal point" in the pinky.

Boogie Woogie: Pickups