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Year 8 Music Homework Topic 1: The Blues. Each slide in this presentation contains one of the 4 pieces of homework that you will be set during the topic. They will be set fortnightly by your teacher, but you can begin any of the homework tasks whenever you want. Homework Task 1:.

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year 8 music homework topic 1 the blues

Year 8 Music HomeworkTopic 1: The Blues

Each slide in this presentation contains one of the 4 pieces of homework that you will be set during the topic.

They will be set fortnightly by your teacher, but you can begin any of the homework tasks whenever you want.

homework task 1

Homework Task 1:

Useful websites for research:

http://www.soundjunction.org/default.aspa

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/learnlisteningonline/atozdictionary/index.asp

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/popular_music/blues1.shtml

Research the following instruments/playing techniques and in your own words find facts about them that are important to Blues Music. For every instrument you should find a picture, as well as 3 facts.

Slide Guitar

Harmonica

Saxophone

Trumpet

Double Bass

Everything should be written in your own words and should be in clear sentences. You can present your work in your books or as a word document.

homework task 2

Homework Task 2:

Here are the main music keywords for this topic. They are in the first column. In the second column are the definitions for each one but they are jumbled up!

Complete this activity in your book. Write out the keyword and match it up to the correct definition.

homework task 3

Homework Task 3:

This homework helps you to identify and remember the chords used in the 12 bar blues and also the notes that are in each of these chords. Remember, in the tonic key the 12-bar blues used chord 1, 4 and 5. e.g. In the scale of C major:

C (1) D (2) E (3) F (4)G (5) A (6) B (7) C (1)

Task: Work out the notes in each triad (chord with 3 notes). Write the letter names of the notes used in the chords. Remember to write the the lowest pitch (the tonic note) first:

C major : _ _ _

F major: _ _ _

G major: _ _ _

Extension activity:

What would the chords and notes be if the 12 bar blues was played in the key of G major?

What would the chords and notes be if the 12 bar blues was played in the key of F major?

Remember the rule for making chords...Play one note, miss one...

homework task 4

Homework Task 4:

Answer the following questions in FULL sentences. If you prefer copy the question and give a short answer to ensure you answers are clear and make sense.

What is the 12 Bar Blues?

How many chords are in the 12 Bar Blues?

What is a Blues Scale?

Where did the slaves come from and how did the slave trade influence Blues Music?

Give 3 examples of what Blues songs could be about

Name 5 instruments commonly associated with the Blues.

Name 3 famous Blues Musicians.

Useful Websites for research:

www.allmusic.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/popular_music/blues1.shtml