‘The Boogie Monster’! My new short course in the 12 Bar Blues

I’m very excited to say that I’ve now finished my introductory Blues course!

Designed primarily for students in school year groups 5 – 9, it is also likely to prove useful for instrumental tutors as well as higher ages.

You can buy/download it by clicking HERE.

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Product Description:

A fun and rocking course that includes high-quality audio tracks, scores (including guitar and bass tab) and an accompanying power point presentation.

It works through fundamental aspects of the 12 bar Blues and includes 7 practical exercises in the key of E (one of the most common keys in all Blues music). In detail it covers the following:

Powerpoint PDF:

– Brief History of Blues music
– 12 Bar Blues structure
– Blues ‘groove pattern’
– Blues walking basslines
– Straight and Shuffle rhythms
– Blues ‘turnarounds’
– Call and Response improvisation
– Improvising with the Major pentatonic scale
– Final piece combining all elements above
– Suggestions for how to compose a Blues piece

Audio files:

– 10 professionally recorded Mp3 files including examples and backing tracks

Scores:

– 7 scores with additional tab for guitarists and bassists

I hope this course is helpful for your lessons and please contact me if you have any questions!

 

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