Welcome to week 2. This week you will explore a number of Rock N Roll techniques that will have you playing the brand new UCL Rock N Roll Medley in no time at all. The track has been recorded at 120BPM to assist with practice but each week we will take it up by 5BPM to get to full speed in time for the Festival showcases.
ROCK & ROLL music ascended from the blues and country music and came alive in the USA during the1950s. It utilises many of the same methods as blues but tends to be played a little faster and funkier. This week you will explore a medley of Rock N Roll songs that combine the 12 bar blues shuffle, dampening techniques, the ROCK N ROLL RIFF and some fun solo techniques.
This riff starts on the chord of F to fit over the chorus of Jail House Rock and also Blue Suede Shoes from bar F.
This example details how to play the riff using open chord patterns and barred chord patterns.
Zoom video tutorials will be ready to view here by 12pm noon on Tuesdays, if not before.
The audio play along tracks are a great way to help with home practice.
R&R MEDLEY - CHORDS ONLY
R&R MEDLEY - CHORDS & VOCALS
Download the track below to practice some of the different techniques. You can even play around with the pentatonic and blues scale over the top to come up with some fun solos or melodies.