Sing the Blues
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Students explore examples of this musical form, then write their own lyrics for a blues song.
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Singing the Blues with Garageband
Music composition can be easy with a little software assistance. The class uses Garageband to listen to, write, sing, and record a blues song. They listen to the song provided through the software, write their own lyrics to the song,...
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