Blues/ rock n roll prep
Due Tues 15th Oct
Find the song ‘Crazy Little thing Called Love’ by Queen on YouTube. Listen to it and answer the questions below
0- 5 secs
What word is correct to describe the guitar part in the intro?
(a) Melody (b) ostinato (c) bassline
In verse 1, which word describes the bass guitar part?
(a) Melody (b) broken chord (c) block chord
What else can you hear in the backing of verse 1?
In verse 2, describe what the backing vocals do
1min 20- 34
In the guitar solo, what notes does the guitar use?
(a) Blues chord (b) blues scale (c) other notes
2min 15 - end
Describe the ending
Investigating a Genre Project
Choose a genre (style) to investigate – e.g. blues, Jazz, soul, rock n roll, Heavy metal, Classical, Electronic,
•Find out about the most important artists in that genre, when the genre started and how it started. Was it a mix of earlier musical genres?
•Also find out about the musical features of that genre – e.g. what sort of instruments / instrument groups were used, any typical musical features like fast tempos, very electronic sounds etc
•You can also include any interesting non-musical features like the way the artists dressed or behaved
•Listen to examples of this style and add these to your project : describe an actual song in that style and describe the music you can hear as you listen to the song – how does the music change?
•Include your own opinion of the music – what do you think, what do you like or not like?
•You can present the project any way you wish- on paper, card, booklet, powerpoint, even film! It should not be in your music book however
•Make sure you write in your own words, please don’t use copy and paste
DUE: Tues 24th Sept