Rhythm and Blues Music Teacher Resources
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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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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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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 8 Views 13 Downloads
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
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
History of Rock: Lecture 3
How did technology influence rock music? A thorough presentation outlines the history of rock, beginning with the technological advances that made it possible. It discusses Country, Blues, Hillbilly, and Early Rock music in terms of how one influenced the other, social impact, and progression.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 77 Downloads
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
High schoolers observe that there are myriad combinations of rhythms to choose from when improvising jazz and blues music, and recognize that while the variations seem infinite, they are in fact finite. They notate a 12 bar blues progression using a different combination of notes and rhythms for each of the 12 bars, and then perform it on a keyboard or virtual piano online.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 39 Downloads
I See The Rhythm : The Study of Blues and Jazz
Students gain an appreciation for various types of music. Using the music of the past, they compare it with the music of today. In groups, they research periods in which blues and jazz were most popular and write their own piece of music to perform for the class.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 32 Downloads
Signin' the Blues with Rock, Rap 'n Roll
Sixth graders listen to recordings and study jazz and the blues music. They identify the instrumentation and explore the 12-bar blues progression. After experimenting with different sound, 6th graders create their own arrangement, with lyrics.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
The blues highway: An integration of music with geography
Students analyze the movement of the blues from rural Mississippi to urban Chicago and how place and the environment affected the development of the blues. They define the blues, where it originated and how and why it moved to Chicago. Students identify geographical differecnes between the Mississippi Delta and Chicago using maps and photos
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 8 Downloads
Arts and Culture: Music that Portrays Hardship/Suffering
Music has the power to convey messages, concepts, and feelings. Sixth graders listen to and analyze the cultural and historical context of several spirituals and working songs sung in Africa and also during the slave period in American history.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 53 Downloads
Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Lesson How to Play the Blues
Take a look at the new blues star...you! Use the twelve-bar blues to learn a quick blues rift. The video is broken down into step-by-step instructions, however, it might be beneficial to pause at certain points to give yourself a little more practice before moving to the next step.
8 mins 5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Poets Got Them Blues
Contemplate what music learners listen to and why they listen. Can they find poetry within music lyrics? Specifically hone in on blues lyrics and ruminate upon the social issues prevalent in the themes. Particular song lyrics coincide with poets like Langston Hughes and his writing "Weary Blues.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Social Studies, Music, The Blues, Urbanization, and Technology
Enable learners to use the blues to explore urbanization, technology, and their effects on everyday life in the 20th century. Musicians were among the large number of people who, between 1914 and 1945, participated in the Great Migration and your class will discover symbolic meanings as well as make connections about 20th century urbanization.
4th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 62 Downloads