This minor key blues is technically early intermediate, but it is so pattern-based that a motivated late elementary student will have no problems with it! The middle section has chord symbols and a chart for the 5-finger blues scale if the student wants to try their hand (no pun inten–no, wait, I intended that pun) at improvisation.
It’s snappy, it’s mysterious, it’s easily learned, thanks to the repeating patterns in both hands! A sure student saver!
Key: C minor
Mood: restless, evasive
Pedagogy: minor key blues, accidentals, hand extensions, improvisation, D.S. al Coda