Presentation on theme: "By Shuma Ali 8H1. The Arpeggio chords, also known as the ‘broken chords’, consists of 12 notes that are grouped into the primary chords C,F and G. Chord."— Presentation transcript:
The Arpeggio chords, also known as the ‘broken chords’, consists of 12 notes that are grouped into the primary chords C,F and G. Chord C has notes C,E,G and A. Chord F has notes F,A,C and D. Chord G has notes G,B,D and E. To play the Arpeggio chords, first play the C chord four times then the F chord twice and then the C chord twice. After play the G chord once, the F chord once and the C chord twice. C C C C C E G A C E G A F F C C F A C D F A C D C E G A C E G A G F C C G B D E F A C D C E G A C E G A
The Melody line has 4 different notes which are G, C, D and D#. Firstly, you play the G note three times then the C note once then the D once then the C again. After you play the D# once then the D note once and then the C note once again. Your pinkie finger should be used to play the G note, the thumb for the C note, the forefinger for the D note and your middle finger for the D# note. G G G C3 D C3 D# D C3 Rest & Count 1 & 2 These 3 notes are played in quick succession Rest & Count 1 - 8
The scale consists of 7 notes which can be used for improvisation. They are C, D#, F, F#, G and A#. This is played within the time slot of the ‘1 – 8 count’. Here is an example of how you can improvise with the scale: C4 D# F F# G A# C4 C4 A# G F# F D# C3 You can improvise with this anyhow you want to.
Blues music started in America in the 18 th century because Africans, who were forced to be slaves, were not free and couldn’t do their own things so they expressed their sadness and sorrow in music. Blues music was often about love and characters in trouble. They used drums, shakers tambourines, anklets, wood blocks, scrapers that were made with jaw bones, strings and fiddle with curved bow. The African slaves made a type of singing called ‘call and response’ where the singer sings the first half of each line and then the response is made by the guitarist or other instrumentalists. Country blues developed in the rural areas of Mississippi and Texas whereas city blues was a more sophisticated sound often backed by a piano or a complete band. Robert Johnson, from Mississippi, was a passionate singer and a brilliant guitarist whose recordings have inspired many blues guitarists. The African slaves were set free in 1865 but freedom was worse than slavery for many of the black Americans because they were held down by appalling poverty and were deprived of any privileges.