American Music Styles: Blues - Lesson 2
Students describe some of the distinguishing characteristics of blues music. They compare and analyze two versions of the same 12-bar blues song. They read and identify notation symbols for rhythm and tempo.
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9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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