Rhythm and Blues Music Teacher Resources
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The Mighty Mississippi and The Twelve Bar Blues
Students discover the beginning of blues music. In this blues music lesson, 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 11 Views 62 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. For 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 5 Views 4 Downloads
High schoolers examine blues music. In this music genres lesson, students discover details about the history of the musical genre and compositional techniques. High schoolers then compose melodies of their own with 12-bar blues chord progression.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 46 Downloads
The Blues, B.B. King, Muddy Waters
B.B. King and Muddy Waters are two of the most famous blues performers of all time. For 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 17 Views 22 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 27 Views 50 Downloads
Where Blues and Jazz Started
In this blues and jazz music worksheet, 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 13 Views 80 Downloads
American Music Styles: European Roots and African Influences - Lesson 3
Students 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 17 Views 63 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 28 Views 50 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 5 Views 20 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
Introduction to the Blues
High schoolers recognize the Blues changes, the AAB structures of Classic Blues lyrics, and the relationship between the two. They examine the topics of blues lyrics, instrumentations, and the influence on more modern music.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 15 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, Playing the Blues
This lesson enables students 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 6 Views 11 Downloads
The Beat of the Blues
This activity 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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