Play the Blues scale in C, F, and G (right hand) with the appropriate chords (left hand)
You will be assessed on your ability to perform all three of these blues scales ascending and descending on the piano or other melodic instrument in a steady tempo using a shuffle rhythm using accurate pitches while playing the chords with the left hand. Perform for Mr. Johnston
7/8 – able to perform with all the correct pitches, may have made one or two small mistakes but corrected without teacher help, using shuffle rhythm
5/6 – able to perform with a few mistakes, needed 1 or 2 helps from teacher, using shuffle rhythm
3/4 -multiple helps from teacher to perform the 3 blues scales
1/2 – unable to perform a blues scale without help.
The blues uses a unique 7 pitch (including octave) scale called the “Blues Scale”. It is different from the Major and minor scales which have 8 pitches (when including octave).
Learn to play 3 blues scales to match the chord changes of the 12 bar blues in C.
Using Correct Fingerings will make it easier to play.
Fingering for C Blues using right hand – 1, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3, 4
Fingering for F Blues using right hand – 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4
Fingering for G Blues using right hand – 1, 3, 1, 3, 1, 3, 4