Course Description

Carly will break down different types of blues scales and show us how they intertwine to create a variety of musical genres.

Featured Artist

Carly Harvey

Based out of Washington, D.C., Carly Harvey is an artist who combines Blues, Jazz, Soul, & Americana roots styles to create a unique sound that calls to mind Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simone, with a little Ella Fitzgerald thrown in for good measure. In July 2018, Ms. Harvey was featured in Big City Blues Magazine as one of the youngest Blues artists to watch. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with iconic musicians including Annika Chambers, Ron Holloway, Kebbie Williams, Ephraim Owens, Cory Henry, Kofi Burbridge, Junior Marvin, and Susan Tedeschi (an artist whose work has been foundational to her musical evolution). Carly is a two-time DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands Winner (duo 2016, band 2018). She was titled DC's Queen of the Blues in 2016 by Dr. Nick Johnson of WPFW Radio. Carly's band represented DC in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2019, where they advanced to the semi-finals. In early 2019, Harvey released an EP titled Kiss & Ride Vol. 1; the hit single "She Ain't Me" charted on Blues radio stations around the region. Shortly after the release of this EP, Harvey was awarded second place in the run for Best Performance Artist in Washington City Paper's "Best of DC 2019." Her international crossover album, Among The Stars, and EP, Y.A.M.W.A.O., have provided Harvey with opportunities to explore her musicianship beyond the Blues.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction to the Origin of Blues

  • 2

    Opening Performance

    • Harvey Performs "Lullaby"

  • 3

    Expert Introduction

    • Meet Carly Harvey!

  • 4

    Frame the Lesson

    • Learn the Lesson Basics

  • 5


    • How are Blues and Native American Music Related?

  • 6

    Close Out

    • What Does This All Mean?

  • 7

    Closing Performance

    • Harvey Performs "Evil Woman Blues"

  • 8


    • Test Your Knowledge!

  • 9


    • Find the three scales referenced in this class available for download.