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29 resources with the keyterm blues

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History of Rock: Lecture 3

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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Jews and Blues

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine how American Jews affect music and entertainment. They identify problems between immigrants and their children. They relate the Jewish American issue to those of African Americans.
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Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Lesson How to Play the Blues

For Teachers 5th - 12th
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...
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The blues highway: An integration of music with geography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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....
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Arts and Culture: Music that Portrays Hardship/Suffering

For Teachers 6th
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...
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Playin' the Blues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore history and sounds of blues music, construct instruments from scrap materials, and compose music to accompany lyrics of songs for kids.
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The History of the "Blues"

For Teachers 6th
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...
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Smithsonian In Your Classroom: The Music in Poetry

For Teachers K - 12th
Take poetry off the page and put it into terms of movement, physical space and, finally, music with this series of three lessons from the Smithsonian Institution. This resource introduces students to two poetic forms that originated as...
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African American Achievers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners complete research projects. Students research the achievements of various African Americans and their contributions to the world. They use various resource links on the Internet to become more knowledgeable about the topic.
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Hey, Hey, The Blues is All Right!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the blues and some of the moguls of this genre of music.They conduct Internet research and prepare a PowerPoint presentation to present the information collected on the selected singer/musician.
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Social Studies, Music, The Blues, Urbanization, and Technology

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Enable students 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...
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Desegregating the Airwaves: Blues on the Radio

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students 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.
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Following Muddy's Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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American Music Styles: European Roots and African Influences - Lesson 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Searchin' for the Blues

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students perform improvisation. In this blues music lesson, students play chord tones within the blues twelve bar progression.  Students utilize new pitches given four or eight measures. 
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Migration of Music

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this music worksheet, students identify and define migration. They circle the different types of music created by the African-Americans who were brought to the New World. Students also explain why slavery is a bad thing.
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Signin' the Blues with Rock, Rap 'n Roll

For Teachers 6th
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...
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Guitar - 12 Bar Blues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the chord chart for 12-bar blues in C and then play the scales on the guitar. They play their scales at a moderate tempo and practice related arpeggios. After listening to "Band in the Box" music tracks, students...
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The Pony Song

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students sing "Three Little Pigs", the "Pony Song", and "The Animal Blues" in this elementary school music lesson. National and State Standards are addressed. Assessment rubric is included for grading and student evaluation.
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THE BLUES POETS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, after viewing the video "Tell About the South," analyze the section on Blue Poets. They brainstorm and discuss the roots of the Blues and their emergence from the south. In addition, they compare/contrast the Blues to its...
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I See The Rhythm : The Study of Blues and Jazz

For Teachers 4th - 6th
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...
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Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, Moanin,' Payin' Your Dues

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine the musical styles of call and response and the blues while delving into the difficult lives of many jazz musicians. Travelling in the South was challenging for black musicians during this time and the difficulties are...
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My Way

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students culminate a humanities project by improvising music to accompany a video of a particular era in US history.
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Blue Jazz Scale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a study of music that includes the Blue Jazz scale. They listen to pieces of music in the targeted style while becoming familiar with the scale. Students then describe how the scale is built and demonstrate by playing...