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Blues Band Middle School General Music

Presenting the Folsom Blues Band: 12 Bar Boomwhackers Blues!

The new Folsom Blues Band met for the second time this week. We’re learning the standard 12 Bar Blues chord progression in C Major. For those of you that play an instrument that can play chords, (Maybe piano? Maybe guitar? Maybe Ukulele?) This progression is:

C|C|C|C|
F|F|C|C|
G7|F|C|C|

(4 beats in each measure, 12 measures. Have fun!)

We’ve learned this progression on the Boomwhackers which you’ll see in this video, and on the xylophones, which actually sounds like really beautiful blues! We’ve been working on getting a bluesy drum beat going on using hand drums- which has been challenging. Next week we’ll keep plugging away on the drum pattern and start using the guitar and piano as well!
GO TEAM!
Enjoy this debut video of the Trimester 1 Folsom Blues Band!

By folsommusicians

Kindergarten through 8th grade general music, band, and chorus students!

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