Rhythm and Blues Music Teacher Resources
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The Blues, B.B. King, Muddy Waters
B.B. King and Muddy Waters are two of the most famous blues performers of all time. In this music lesson, middle schoolers study the early careers and lasting musical contributions of both artists, each of whom carried the blues on to new generations.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 28 Downloads
Get Your Mojo Workin': Part 1 Writing Your Very Own Blues Tune!
Upper graders listen to the blues. They discuss blues scale, read a description of the blues, and work together to write an original piece. A lesson like this ties into American history and African-American musical contributions very well. It also promotes self-expression and creative problem solving.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 29 Views 52 Downloads
The Mighty Mississippi and The Twelve Bar Blues
Students discover the beginning of blues music. In this blues music lesson plan, students look at American history and relate it to Blues artists. They play the 12-Bar Blues on classroom instruments and create their own blues song.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 66 Downloads
Singing' The Blues
Students listen to blues music, look at pictures as background for the history of this music, then compose and perform their own blues song. In this blues music lesson, students explore the historical background of blues by viewing photographs and listening to samples from the Library of Congress website.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads
Students examine blues music. In this music genres lesson, students discover details about the history of the musical genre and compositional techniques. Students then compose melodies of their own with 12-bar blues chord progression.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 46 Downloads
The Blues . Music Education
In this lesson students will learn about finding the blues in a variety of musical styles. They will investigate instances of the blues form heard in mainstream pop music, along with exploring the musical styles of two new artists who are helping to keep
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 32 Views 53 Downloads
The Blues in the Arkansas Delta
Oh I love the blues! Here is a wonderful four page reading passage that focuses on the Delta Blues. It covers topics such as, the music's cultural influences, origin, form, terminology, and significance. A great way to integrate informational text and music class.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 27 Downloads
American Music Styles: European Roots and African Influences - Lesson 3
Learners describe some of the characteristics of country and blues music. They see how country music rose to a nationally known music style. They write a two-paragraph essay on what they think country music be like in the next 100 years.
7th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 65 Downloads
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago - Chicago Blues
Watching Great Performances’ Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago launches an investigation into and discussion of how the electric guitar and guitarists have changed the sound of the blues over time. An engaging way to explore the relationship between music and culture.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
Where Blues and Jazz Started
In this blues and jazz music instructional activity, students read about the origins and basic concepts of blues and jazz music in 2 brief articles. Students then respond to 12 short answer questions regarding the music with its roots in slavery times.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 85 Downloads
Whites, Blacks and the Blues
This lesson enables students to explore and measure the distance between blacks and whites in the past and present United States. By thinking about the intersections of whites, blacks, and others around the blues, students will deepen their understanding
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Music Education, The Blues
This lesson examines both the content and form of lyrics in blues songs. In addition to highlighting the basic musical form of a blues song, it also addresses the use of floating verses in blues music, both within the context of the original era in which
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 26 Downloads
Music Education, Playing the Blues
This lesson enables learners to gain a broader awareness of the basic blues scale and the harmonic structure of the standard blues progression. Students will be given introductory exercises on blues improvisation and will also investigate the use of bendi
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 13 Downloads
The Beat of the Blues
This lesson focuses on how students can learn basic blues percussion patterns by considering the polyrhythms of African drumming and investigating how and why such drums were banned during slavery. Students will listen to several blues and non-blues recor
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Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Students explore the various rhythmic combinations in jazz and blues music. They watch a video segment, apply a mathematical formula to calculate the number of possible rhythmic combinations, and perform a combination of notes and rhythm on a keyboard.
5th - 12th Math 21 Views 124 Downloads