Do you know Child Labor? It means children works in factories. It was started from the Industrial Revolution. The owner of the factories use them because they are much cheaper than the adults and easier to replace. They worked really hard but get so little. They get poor food and very little money. You must be thinking why they want to go to those factories. Well, there are two mean reasons: First, the owner of the factories lie to them. They said those children will get a better life, like have three meals a day and the food will be good. Second, to help their family earn money.
So, basically, this is the 7th chords in the blues. It means: First, you play 4 sounds each time. Second, you make the 7th note (The 4th sounds in the chord) flat.
THIS IS A PERFECT SHARP, excuse me, FLAT NOTE.
How to recognise it? Well, it always have a 7 behind the major note like C7. You find it both in the pictures both form the top and bottom of this line.
Down below in the bass line and the chords.
Here is the video I played. Check it out.
I think I did a good job. This bass line is kind of easy and I got it with a few practices. I played all the things correct, but the only thing is that for next time, maybe I can play it more consistently so it do not sounds like pieces and pieces but a melody.
James Hardy, the leader of a factory in U.K.. At before, he is one of the people who use children to be workers because they are cheap, easy to replace and can go in to some small places to work which adults can not. But accidents aways happened and nearly one half of the children got hurt by working with machines! James tried working without children, and the factory worked fine. So James started to be against child labor.
James Hardy is born in 1816 in London, England. Both if James’ parents were come from a noble family and he had a really good education when he is little. When he is 18, he started his own factory,the Hardy’s Textile like everyone in British did at that time.
Once, he heard about a man called Sam Washington, an owner of Washington Brothers and Co., had begin to use children to be worker. They said it is cheaper and can go in to some tiny corner like chimney and clear it. So James started to use children for working. But seen he found out nearly one half of the children got hurt by the machines. Some of them even died! So he stopped using children immediately and started to stop people from get children workers. Now, James is doing research and works for stopping Child Labor.
This mouth, James Hardy is going to litigate Sam Washington in Yokohama International School in Japan!
The empathy map for Child Labor. Information from James Hardy.
This is the most easy one.I played the bass line on the top with left hand and chord with right hand.
This is the medium one. The chord is the same, but the bass line became more hard.
The hard one. The chord music is the same and the bass line changed again.
This is the most hard one. Mr.Johnston haven’t teach us the chord of this. So he asked us to just play to bass line. Here is the video. Check it out:
This one is better then the first three, but my rhythm is still bad. Maybe I will work on it by using a lot metronome.
To improve, I need more practice. I can just get maybe one or two bars which I always make mistakes and play them again and again. Also, my rhythm is not very good so I have to practice that. I can practice with metronome. First, use a slow speed in the metronome and practice. Then faster and faster. This “solution” works all the time.