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Understand how a new style of music was created during the slave trade. Explore the different components which feature in blues music and compose a piece of blues music using Garageband.

Example Key Words

12 Bar Blues Chord Sequence

A set of chords in a specific order made up of chords I, IV and V.

Walking Bassline

A bassline, played at a low pitch, that plays notes of equal length that relate to the chord being played.

Blues Scale

A specific scale used in the Blues.


Making up a musical idea on the spot.

Call and Response

One person plays or sings a musical idea, then other people play or sing back a different musical idea.

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