To be able to compose a structured blues melody

In this lesson you are going to create a structured blues melody above last lesson's accompaniment. You will make creative decisions about who from the 'band' improvises in your blues piece.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.What is a blues accompaniment in a band?

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Q2.What part in blues music does this instrument play?

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Q3.What part in blues music does this instrument play?

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Q4.What part in blues music does this instrument play?

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Q5.What pitches can you add to a walking bass line to make it sound stylistic to blues?

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Q6.What is vamping on the piano in blues music?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.What is a blues accompaniment in a band?

1/6

Q2.What part in blues music does this instrument play?

2/6

Q3.What part in blues music does this instrument play?

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Q4.What part in blues music does this instrument play?

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Q5.What pitches can you add to a walking bass line to make it sound stylistic to blues?

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Q6.What is vamping on the piano in blues music?

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Quiz:

How is a blues melody structure?

Here is your opportunity to show me everything you have learned about melodies in blues music. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

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Q1.What is this instrument called?

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Q2.Which of these instruments often play the melody parts in blues music?

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Q3.What melodic idea is a 'head' in blues music?

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Q4.What is improvising in blues music?

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Q5.What is the melodic structure AAB?

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Q6.Name the song that made Duffy a famous artist.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How is a blues melody structure?

Here is your opportunity to show me everything you have learned about melodies in blues music. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.What is this instrument called?

1/6

Q2.Which of these instruments often play the melody parts in blues music?

2/6

Q3.What melodic idea is a 'head' in blues music?

3/6

Q4.What is improvising in blues music?

4/6

Q5.What is the melodic structure AAB?

5/6

Q6.Name the song that made Duffy a famous artist.

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Lesson summary: To be able to compose a structured blues melody

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