Blues Music

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  • Created on: 24-04-16 15:34

Blues Music

  • The DR. SMITH approach:


Rhythm and metre


Structure and form




Harmony and tonality

  • Rhythm and metre:

--> Usually in simple quadruple time a.k.a. 4/4

--> Syncopation and rhythmic flexibility common in the melody

--> Accompaniment often uses swung rhythms and triplets

  • Harmony and tonality:

--> 12 bar blues

--> Basic triads extended into sevenths

  • Texture and melody:

--> Melody can often sound quite improvisatory

--> It is frequently based around a limited range of notes

--> It is fairly repetitive


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