A Worksheet for Teachers as Well as Students
A few days ago I posted a worksheet to help those who have never played the blues before get started in the key of C. You can find that post here.
When I teach the blues, I usually start with the key of C. But many teachers begin with F. So in the linked PDF I’ve simply transposed those worksheets into F. You can get this new worksheet here.
To review what I wrote in the original post (but now in the key of F):
Step #1 Improvise on the notes F and A-flat.
Step #2 Improvise on the notes B-flat, B-natural, and C.
Step #3 Improvise on the notes E-flat and F.
Mix and match!
If you’re a teacher accompanying a student, play the bass clef part as is, or play it with your right hand, and play the root of the chord in the left hand an octave or two lower in whole notes.
You can find the original post, Getting Started With The Blues, here.
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