Rhythm and Blues Music Teacher Resources
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Following Muddy's Trail
Students view the AMERICAN MASTERS film "Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied" and research him using the Guided Reading strategy. They examine the influential musician's childhood and trace his journey from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago. They also focus their research on the Great Migration from the 1920s to the 1970s as they create a travel package for history buffs and Blues music enthusiasts.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Introduction to the Blues
Learners 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 16 Downloads
Jazz and Math: Improvisation Permutations
Students 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
The History of the "Blues"
Take a quick tour through the history of Blues. Elementary learners will find this presentation easy to understand and full of interesting information. There are web links that direct viewers to additional information but none that provide examples of what the Blues sound like.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 45 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
Jay-Z: Famous People, ELL Assignment
This lengthy assignment was designed for English language learners. It includes a 1-page reading on the rapper, Jay-Z, and 10 activities/exercises that focus on listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more.
7th - Higher Ed Language Arts 22 Views 514 Downloads
Language Arts, African Americans, Oral Tradition and the Blues
When slavery took Africans from their land, they were separated from the rich musical and oral traditions native to each country and region. While working as slaves, Africans found they had two places where they could use these musical traditions freely:
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 23 Downloads
Desegregating the Airwaves: Blues on the Radio
Young scholars examine the relationship between technological and social change. They discuss how blues became so popular because of the radio. They discuss how music can be used as a tool for cultural understanding.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
Music in West Africa
Students explore power and the symbols of power in West African music. They discuss the music of West Africa and compare it to African American music of today. In addition, they investigate musical instruments of Africa, identify the characteristics of drumming and mud cloth, and study the art of narrative story-telling.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 51 Downloads
The Blues: The Father of Rock And Roll
Students examine influence The Blues had on Rock and Roll and the concomitant social, political, and economic factors and movements during the post-World War II period. Students then research and create multimedia reports on teacher-approved bands, including timelines of bands' careers.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 78 Downloads
Improvising Music Through India, USA, and European Traditions
Middle schoolers discover an Indian influence on Blues music. In this music lesson, students explore improvisation and compare the traditions of different cultures and styles. Middle schoolers develop the blues scale, cyclical music, and compose short variations.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Exploring A Streetcar Named Desire
Students investigate the dramatic elements of a Streetcar Named Desire. In this drama instructional activity, students explore the theme of the Tennessee Williams play as they read the play and watch performances of some of the acts.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 27 Downloads
The Blues . Music Education
What ultimately influences a musician's creations? Is it the time in which he/she lives, his/her personal experiences, the music of the time and previous times, or the image the artist hopes to convey? This lesson explores these questions by looking at th
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"People Everyday" offers class members an opportunity to develop their literacy analysis skills and to develop media literacy. Guided by an included list of discussion questions, groups examaine the word choice, literary devices used, and consider the themes developed.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable