The History of Rock and Roll – 12 Bar Blues
We’ve been doing some great explorations of the roots of rock and roll which began with the basic form of the 12 bar blues. These 12 measures are like a pattern, a recipe that hundreds if not thousands or hundreds of thousands of songs have been based. Once you know the “recipe” you can cook up your own or play all of the variations. Here’s a few of them.
You can view these video clips and read along in the music notation I gave you.
1950’s Early Rock and Roll Clips
Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes
Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire
Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Little Richard – Lucille
Little Richard – Long Tall Sally
Author: Andrew Ingkavet
Andrew Ingkavet is owner/teacher of Park Slope Music Lessons. He is the creator of the Musicolor Method™, a proven system to teach children music. He offers a music teacher training course and coaching and was a writer/producer and VJ for MTV in the 1990’s.