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Creating and developing musical ideas - composing skills

2c. To organise musical ideas within musical structures.

'Pappa's Blues'

 

 

As the song explains there is/ can be, a pattern to Blues songs...

line 1.........................................................................................blah blah blah 'cat'

line 2.........................................................................................blah blah blah 'cat'

line 3...................................blah blah blah something that rhymes with 'cat!'

 

However sometimes blues songs can simply go...

line 1.........................................................................................blah blah blah 'cat'

line 2.........................................................................................blah blah blah 'cat'

line 3.........................................................................................blah blah blah 'cat'

Poppa Starlight Express...

The character 'Poppa' from Starlight Express

Writing Your Own 12 Bar Blues Song!

  • First you need to generate a Random Blues Word! (RBW )

  • Press the button below!

  • Next write the RBW in the space provided on your sheet... (download here...)
  • Now think of a rhyming word that goes with your RBW...(if you need some help with rhyming try this link here...)
  • Write your rhyming word down in the space on your sheet.
  • Now...fill in the other words to make sentences that make sense, or make you smile!!
  • Take a look at the example below....

 

Good luck with your composing!

 

 

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