To be able to perform and transpose a 12-bar blues bass line

In this lesson, we are going to learn about the origin of blues music and how to play and transpose a 12-bar blues bass line.

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

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:

12 bar blues bass line

Here is your opportunity to really show what you have learned about the 12 bar blues structure and how to transpose a bass line. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.In which century was blues music first played?

1/6

Q2.Where in America did the blues originate?

2/6

Q3.In early blues what instruments were used?

3/6

Q4.Name the song by Robert Johnson that we listened to in the lesson.

4/6

Q5.Which three notes did we play for a 12 bar blues bassline in C?

5/6

Q6.If we transpose the 12 bar blues structure to F, what three pitches would we play?

6/6

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:

12 bar blues bass line

Here is your opportunity to really show what you have learned about the 12 bar blues structure and how to transpose a bass line. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.In which century was blues music first played?

1/6

Q2.Where in America did the blues originate?

2/6

Q3.In early blues what instruments were used?

3/6

Q4.Name the song by Robert Johnson that we listened to in the lesson.

4/6

Q5.Which three notes did we play for a 12 bar blues bassline in C?

5/6

Q6.If we transpose the 12 bar blues structure to F, what three pitches would we play?

6/6

Lesson summary: To be able to perform and transpose a 12-bar blues bass line

It looks like you have not completed the quiz.

To share your results with your teacher please complete the quiz.

Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Walk

On the spot:
Chair yoga

Take part in The Big Ask.

The Children's Commissioner for England wants to know what matters to young people.

Share your views and have your voice heard.