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Blues songwriting builds on a familiar harmonic progression (I-I-I-I-IV-IV-I-I-V-IV-I-I) and makes lyric creations easy as well. Call and response and repetition can make a simple idea sound complete.


Activities[]

State Your Name Play 12-bar blues progression and establish rapport, i.e., ask each individual how they are currently feeling during the progression (Silverman, 2010).

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References[]

Silverman, Michael J. (July, 2010). The effect of lyric analysis intervention on withdrawal symptoms and locus of control in patients on a detoxification unit: A randomized effectiveness study. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37(3),197-201.

Further Reading[]

Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC wrote about this topic on their Rhythm & Reason Blog; the post is available here: https://rhythmreason.com/simple-blues-songwriting/

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