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Blues guitarist Tony Remy outlines the harmonic basis of the 12 bar blues structure. He goes on to demonstrate the pentatonic scale and how he uses it for improvising solo melodic lines on the guitar. Chordal playing and solo phrases are put together in a call and response structure. These concepts are shown in context as the blues band jams in the studio.
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21 September 1992

Classroom Ideas

Students would find this clip useful when working with blues music. The clip demonstrates how blues music is composed. Challenge the students to use the information in the clip to compose their own very simple blues riffs.

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