Explore the Blues & Pentatonic
Over 150 Videos, Audio Recordings and PDFS covering Theory, Ear Training, Solfeggio, Tunes, Call and Response, Practice Tracks, and interviews with leading Jazz and Blues Musicians
You have heard of it. You have listened to it, maybe without even knowing you did. But what is the Blues?
Let us help you unlock the mysteries of the Blues, from its basic form to the Blues scales and beyond. In doing so you will immerse yourself deeper in the realm of Vocal Musicianship and music literacy.
You will learn the scales of the Blues, its chords, and its tonalities. You will also learn just how influential the Blues is on today's popular music, be it through the use of Pentatonic scales in riffing or the use of a 12 Bar Blues Form in Rock and Pop music.
You will study 2 Pentatonic Scales and learn about riffing and improvisation with them, and about their importance in Contemporary Popular Music.
In addition to the previous 4-block structure of Level 1 (Theory/Solfeggio/Ear Training/Song) you will also do some call and response singing and learn some Blues and Gospel tunes.
And through interviews with premier professional Blues and Jazz musicians you will learn more about the history of this truly American art form as well as its importance in today's music.
Course Curriculum Summary:
Unit 1: The 12 Bar Blues
Unit 2: The Pentatonic Scales
Unit 3: The Blues Scales
Unit 4: The Jazz Blues
Unit 5: The Minor Blues