Join Tricia Woods for an in-depth discussion in this video Call and response, part of Beginning Blues Keyboard.
- Okay, besides using notes from the blues scale…there's something that the two examples I have played here…had in common that made them sound like blues melodies.…It's call and response.…The African vocal tradition of call and response…is an important aspect of blues playing.…An idea is presented,…repeated back to the caller,…and then finally answered with a new idea.…The way this plays out in 12 bar blues form…is that an idea is stated in the first four bars.…
(blues piano music)…Then repeated in the next four bars.…(blues piano music)…Then it's answered with a new idea in the final four bars.…(blues piano music)…
Note: This course was created and produced by Alfred Music. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Labeling the chord and triads
- Triad inversions
- The blues scale and the major pentatonic scale
- Playing off the dominant chord and dominant bass line
- Dominant chord inversions
- Playing off the triad
- Blues fills
- Endings and introductions
- Boogie-woogie bass lines
- Cycle of 5ths and the 6th chord
Skill Level Beginner
1. Blues Harmony
2. Blues Melodies
3. Dominant Chords
5. Turnarounds, Endings, and Introductions
Boogie-woogie bass lines4m 12s
7. Advanced Harmony: Slow Blues
Next steps1m 40s
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