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The Basics of the Blues Blues Texts (lyrics) Write/Read Repeat Rhyme Example of a chorus I'm gonna sit right here and write a blues today. Yeah, I'm gonna sit right here and write a blues today. If I can rhyme "today," my blues will be okay. The Basics of the Blues Beat (tempo = speed of the beat) Bar (or measure) Backbeat Say 1 2 3 4 » Snap/clap - X - X Blues Harmony The Classic 12-Bar Blues I - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // IV- 2 - 3 - 4 // IV - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // V - 2 - 3 - 4 // IV - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // I - 2 - 3 - 4 // Major Scale on “C” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1’ C D E F G A B c W - W - S - W - W - W - S 1 2 3 5 6 1’
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Major Scale on “E” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1’ C D E F G A B c E F# G# A B c# d# e W - W - S - W - W - W - S E F# G# B c# e Minor Scale on C C D Eb F G Ab B c 1 2 flat 3 4 5 flat 6 7 1’ Minor Scale on E E F# G A B c d# e 1 2 flat 3 4 5 flat 6 7 1’ Minor Pentatonic 1 flat 3 4 5 flat 7 1’ ELEMENTS OF MUSIC RHYTHM - beat, backbeat RHYTHM IS A GENERAL WORD THAT SUBSUMES EVERYTHING REGARDING THE TEMPORAL ASPECT OF MUSIC MELODY - riffs MELODY IS ANOTHER GENERAL WORD THAT APPLIES TO THE SUCCESSION OF PITCHES. ANY SUCCESSION OF PITCHES IS A MELODY. ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course MUS 307 taught by Professor Heflin during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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