Rockin' all over the World - Status Quo

This is a good introduction to the blues sequence of chords. This one is an 8 bar sequence not 12 bars. And serves to illustrate that there is no such thing as a 'standard' blues chord sequence.

Here are some suggestions for the instrumental parts :

Lower ability can play block triads like this :

Mid-ability could play to the moving 6th like this :

High ability could try both left and right hands in this style :

Bass guitar
Pupils who can already play a little guitar or bass guitar can probably try the standard R&B walking bass pattern

Pupils with no experience of bass guitar can easily be taught the 3 notes C F and G and be told to play this rhythm.

Drum kit
The only parts of the drum kit you will need are the bass(kick)drum, snare drum and hi-hat. One pupil can play the snare and bass drum, another can play the hi-hat. Here is a suggested rhythm :

It is very effective to have one (or more) distorted electric guitars in this, playing simple 'power chords'

Introduce the vocals only when the instrumental parts have been mastered!

Well here we are, and here we are, and here we go,
All aboard and we're hitting the road,
Here we go-oh,
Rockin all over the world.

 And I like it, I like it, I like it, I like it,
I la la la like it, la la la like,
Here we go-oh, rockin' all over the world.

 I'm gonna tell your mamma what you're gonna do,
Come on out, put your dancing shoes,
Here we go-oh,
Rockin all over the world.

 Repeat Chorus -


C / / / |C / / / |F / / / |F / / / |
C / / / |G / / / |C / / / |G / / / |



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