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This video contains a backing track in the key of C major.

The chord (harmony) does not change at any point.  This helps the student greatly by minimising the number of elements they have to focus on.

The goals are:

1 to become familiar with the C major scale.

2 to gain experience of improvising.

3 to improve timing and our ability to create music with other instruments.

 

Notice the backing track is made from 5, 8-bar sections.

1st 8 - piano only

2nd 8 - bass guitar added

3rd 8 - drums added

4th 8 - drums change to a more complex rhythm

5th 8 - bass changes slightly - what 2 notes does the bass guitar use?

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This video contains a backing track in the key of G major.

The chord (harmony) does not change at any point.  This minimises the number of elements involved.

The goals are:

1 to become familiar with the G major scale.

2 to gain experience of improvising.

3 to improve timing and our ability to create music with other instruments.

Notice the backing track is made from 8-bar sections.

 

What other chord does the electric organ imply during its section?

 

What is the difference between G major and C major?

Experiment with playing the C major scale over the G major backing track and vice versa.  What do you notice and why?