Play the Blues scale in C, F, and G (right hand) with the Play Along Track below using a shuffle rhythm.
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. Perform for Mr. Johnston
PLAY ALONG – Play the 3 Blues Scales up and down along with the chords of the 12 bar Blues in a Shuffle Rhythm.
- When the chord is C use the C Blues Scale played in a shuffle rhythm,
- when the chord is F use the F Blues Scale played in a shuffle rhythm
- when the chord is G you guessed it, use the G Blues Scale played in a shuffle rhythm
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
LISTEN to the Blues Scale https://www.freejazzlessons.com/blues-scale-piano/. – NOTE THE FINGERING OF THE C BLUES SCALE
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