Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Composing a Blues in F

Today we will take some time to compose a blues solo in F.
You have a couple of options:

  1. Play and transcribe your solo
  2. Compose a solo first and then play the results.
To get to the composing template, follow this link.

You will be using Noteflight to compose. If this is your first time, you will need to set-up a password. 
There is a bit of a learning curve but we will help you get through that.

Ingredients: You have many options when composing. The blues offers so many opportunities to explore the collision of major and minor, blues notes, mixolydian modes, chromatics, etc.

Here are some sample ingredients you may choose to use in your composing kitchen...

Sample Blues solo by Thelonious Monk: