'The Boogie Monster' - Rock Along To The 12 Bar Blues

Grade Levels
5th - 9th
Resource Type
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15 slides (with 7 practical exercises), 10 mp3s, 7 scores/tabs
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A fun and rocking course that includes high-quality audio tracks, scores (including guitar and bass tab) and an accompanying power point presentation.

This course is aimed at students between grades 5 – 9 but is likely to be useful for higher ages as well as instrumental tutors.

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 (colour and black + white version included):

- 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


- 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!

FREE PREVIEW INCLUDES: 2 Scores/Tabs, 1 Mp3 audio file, 4 pages of powerpoint PDF

Total Pages
15 slides (with 7 practical exercises), 10 mp3s, 7 scores/tabs
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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