To explore a blues scale through improvisation

In this lesson, we will explore how blues' musicians create interesting improvisations.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What types of instruments were used in early blues music?

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Q2.Who is this blues artist and which instrument did he play?

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Q3.What is a blues 'head'?

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Q4.How many bars is the "Bags' Groove" head?

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Q5.If in "Bags' Groove" the head was originally played by the vibraphone, which instruments would play the accompaniment?

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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

Q1.What types of instruments were used in early blues music?

1/5

Q2.Who is this blues artist and which instrument did he play?

2/5

Q3.What is a blues 'head'?

3/5

Q4.How many bars is the "Bags' Groove" head?

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Q5.If in "Bags' Groove" the head was originally played by the vibraphone, which instruments would play the accompaniment?

5/5

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The blues scale

Here is your opportunity to show everything you have learned about blues head arrangements and melodies. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

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Q1.Where is this famous blues artist from?

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Q2.Which pitches are heard in the G major scale?

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Q3.Which pitches are heard in the G major pentatonic scale?

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Q4.Which pitches are heard in the G major blues scale?

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Q5.What is improvising?

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Q6.When do you improvise in "Bags' Groove"?

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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:

The blues scale

Here is your opportunity to show everything you have learned about blues head arrangements and melodies. Make sure you read the questions carefully.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Where is this famous blues artist from?

1/6

Q2.Which pitches are heard in the G major scale?

2/6

Q3.Which pitches are heard in the G major pentatonic scale?

3/6

Q4.Which pitches are heard in the G major blues scale?

4/6

Q5.What is improvising?

5/6

Q6.When do you improvise in "Bags' Groove"?

6/6

Lesson summary: To explore a blues scale through improvisation

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