Which rhythms are heard in the blues?

In this lesson, we will learn about the phrase 'walking a bassline'. We will also learn which types of rhythm are used in the blues.

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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!

Q1.What type of work did African slaves do in North America?

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Q2.What was the song "Wade in the water" about?

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Q3.What does this (I) chord symbol mean?

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Q4.What does this (IV) chord symbol mean?

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Q5.What does the (V) chord symbol mean?

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Q6.What is a 'turn around' chord in the Blues structure?

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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!

Q1.What type of work did African slaves do in North America?

1/6

Q2.What was the song "Wade in the water" about?

2/6

Q3.What does this (I) chord symbol mean?

3/6

Q4.What does this (IV) chord symbol mean?

4/6

Q5.What does the (V) chord symbol mean?

5/6

Q6.What is a 'turn around' chord in the Blues structure?

6/6

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Blues rhythms and a walking bass line

Here is your opportunity to me everything you have learned about how blues music was made, the rhythms in blues music and how to play a walking bass line. Make sure you read the questions carefully!

Q1.When West African people were transported to North America, what did they bring with them?

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Q2.Name a famous song by this rock and roll artist.

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Q3.Which parts of the drumkit did we recreate using chair drumming?

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Q4.How is a walking bass line created from chords?

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Q5.What is this rhythm called?

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Q6.If you are playing a 12 bar blues in G what would the I, IV, and V chords be?

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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:

Blues rhythms and a walking bass line

Here is your opportunity to me everything you have learned about how blues music was made, the rhythms in blues music and how to play a walking bass line. Make sure you read the questions carefully!

Q1.When West African people were transported to North America, what did they bring with them?

1/6

Q2.Name a famous song by this rock and roll artist.

2/6

Q3.Which parts of the drumkit did we recreate using chair drumming?

3/6

Q4.How is a walking bass line created from chords?

4/6

Q5.What is this rhythm called?

5/6

Q6.If you are playing a 12 bar blues in G what would the I, IV, and V chords be?

6/6

Lesson summary: Which rhythms are heard in the blues?

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