Music Reflection

In this unit, we created our own pop song using a bass line, a melody, and harmony. We learned about triads and inversions in the beginning of the unit and worked on our song in the rest. I was in a group with William and Jan for the pop song. We created an introduction however because that didn’t work as planned, we struggled with continuing the song. Although in the end, we were able to finish it on time.

Triads are set of three notes that can be stacked in thirds. From the bottom, the notes are called root, third, and fifth. These notes are chosen from a certain scale. For example for the c triad, the c scale is used and all the notes used are from the scale. For the chords, we used the c, f, g and a minor triads.

I think my strongest skill in this project was collaboration. My group and I communicated our ideas well and worked well together. However, one major factor that could be improved was staying on task. Because we worked so well together, often times the conversation would get off track and we wouldn’t be productive as intended. 

Blues Unit

So today is my first day of in YIS and for music, I found out this unit was going to be about blues. BY doing research and using my prior knowledge, I have come to the conclusion that Blues is music of black American folk origin. That typically is in a twelve-bar sequence. It developed in the southern US towards the end of the 19th century. But became more popular and wider known in the 1940s, as african americans immigrated to the cities. Urban blues gave the rythm to the rock’n roll music.

The 12 bar blues is a scale used in manny blues songs, it starts with a C and includes F & G.

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It goes like this ^

This blues scale can be used by guitars, piano, and many other instruments.

This is me playing the Walking Bass Line.

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Next is me playing 12 Bar Blues

This is me playing the C Blues Scale

This is me playing along Mr. Johnson’s blues track. (The Improvisation)