Let’s write a blues song together!
All you need is some imagination and a blues backing track, plus a pen and paper (to write down your lyrics). A rhyming dictionary is optional.
This musical activity comes from Rising Youth Theatre, which in partnership with the i.d.e.a. Museum and Benedictine University in Mesa, is providing a few activities this summer to promote storytelling. Special thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts – which receives funding from the state of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts – for making these activities possible.
Step 1: Listen to a blues track to understand structure of the song.
Step 2: Think about your first line. Keep it simple.
Step 3: Practice singing the line to the music.
Step 4: Repeat first line and then add a third line that rhymes with the first. Continue adding verses until your song is complete.
- You can take turns writing verses.
- Just improvise.
Thanks to Rising Youth Theatre for providing three fun projects this summer. Check out the rest: