How can we play a 12-bar blue bass line in may keys?

How can we play a 12-bar blue bass line in may keys?

Lesson details

Key learning points

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


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6 Questions

In which century was blues music first played?
16th century
Correct answer: 19th century
20th century
Where in America did the blues originate?
Correct answer: Mississippi
In early blues what instruments were used?
Piano and saxophone
Correct answer: Vocals and acoustic guitar
Vocals and drums
Name the song by Robert Johnson that we listened to in the lesson.
Carriageway Blues
Correct answer: Crossroad Blues
Highway Blues
Which three notes did we play for a 12 bar blues bassline in C?
A C and F
Correct answer: C F and G
F B and D
If we transpose the 12 bar blues structure to F, what three pitches would we play?
Correct answer: F Bb and C
F E and D
F G and A

Lesson appears in

UnitMusic / Band Musicianship 2: The Blues