Year 9’s focus in music for the first half of this term has been the Blues, its history, development, influence, and, of course, the music. They have listened to traditional Blues played and sung by Robert Johnson as well as more contemporary Blues performed by Jools Holland and have looked at the structure of the Blues. The Beatles ‘It’s Your Birthday’ even got a look in as an example of Blues influenced pop music.
Here are a couple of examples of the students own Blues inspired compositions. The first is performed live and the second was composed on GarageBand: