Fat Cat Blues – Slow Blues – Beginner (Grade 1)

Fat Cat Blues – Slow Blues – Beginner (Grade 1)

(US) $2.73

(4 customer reviews)

Fat Cat Blues is a blues piano solo in G major for beginner players at about the Grade 1 (ABRSM) standard.

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Fat Cat Blues is a classic 12-bar blues in G major, perfect for beginner pianists at about the Grade 1 standard.

This piece 'mooches' along at a lazy 74 bpm with swung quavers, so relax and enjoy the slow pace (try to resist the temptation to get faster).

A variation on the opening 12-bar theme offers a fun opportunity to 'pounce' as the dynamics suddenly change from mp to f - this is a fun moment to wake up any stray listeners!

The blues finishes with a crescendo to a bluesy 'oh-yeah!' final chromatic chord, where the left hand can slide down from the Ab - Gb seventh to the G - F seventh.

Fat Cat Blues also features a play-along backing track in a bluesy New Orleans style, complete with jazz organ, drums and upright bass. You'll also find a performance track MP3 and a slower tempo play-along backing at 60 bpm, all of which come with the PDF sheet music.

Additional information




Beginner (Grade 1)



Audio Downloads

Performance MP3, Playalong Backing, Slow Tempo Playalong Backing


Sheet music



Time Signature


4 reviews for Fat Cat Blues – Slow Blues – Beginner (Grade 1)

  1. Liselotte Jongedijk

    What a gloriously lazy Fat Cat Blues! Some of the patterns may be a little tricky for young players, but it is so easy on the ear, and the performance tempo is slow enough, they are bound to “get it”. Thanks for another great hit!

  2. Kadri Ottas (verified owner)

  3. Yvette Baer (verified owner)

    Popular with beginners, this laid back track means they sound cool but don’t have to rush their emerging skills.

  4. Susan Bird (verified owner)

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