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Listen closely...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ch5IWTavUc&feature=related

In your books, answer the following questions in full

sentences:

1) Describe the a) tempo, b) dynamics, c) texture and d)

timbres of the piece

2) Whats the song about?

3) Is it major or minor?
Listen again...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_9GTrL6kNg&feature=related

In your books, answer the following questions:

4) Describe the a) tempo, b) dynamics, c) texture and

d) timbres of the piece

5) Whats the song about?

6) Is it major or minor?
History of
The Blues
- Choose which answer/s you think is/are correct as a
class before moving on to the next slide

The blues is a genre of music that comes


from...

UK/Bulgaria/USA/Russia
The blues is a genre of music that comes
from the USA. It was traditionally the
music of...

White politicians/Black Slaves/Circus


Clowns/Poor rail workers
The blues is a genre of music that comes
from the USA. It was traditionally the
music of black slaves. Whilst doing
work they would sing songs, also
known as spirituals, in time with their
working which were about God and
their...

Hard lives/puppies/money they


made/problems
The blues is a genre of music that comes
from the USA. It was traditionally the
music of black slaves. Whilst doing
work they would sing songs, also
known as spirituals, about God and
their hard lives/problems.
After the Civil War (1860s) there were lots
of...

Guns/Squirrels/Trumpets/Gold
The blues is a genre of music that comes
from the USA. It was traditionally the
music of black slaves. Whilst doing work
they would sing songs, also known as
spirituals, about God and their hard
lives/problems.

After the Civil War there were lots of


trumpets and other military band
instruments available cheaply. The war
resulted in the slaves being set free and
they now began to use these instruments.
Black people in America were still poorly
treated though and they still had lots
of...

Rickets/Problems/Gold/Land
Black people in America were still poorly
treated though and they still had lots of
problems. The spirituals began to
evolve. They took some of the
spirituals sound and...

Chords/CDs/Composers/Printers
Black people in America were still poorly
treated though and they still had lots of
problems. The spirituals began to
evolve. They took some of the
spirituals sound and chords. On the
spare brass instruments they began to...

Make rude noises/improvise/dance/melt


Black people in America were still poorly
treated though and they still had lots of
problems. The spirituals began to
evolve. They took some of the spirituals
sound and chords. On the spare brass
instruments they began to improvise.
The songs were occasionally about God,
but mostly about how they were poorly
treated, love, and...
Folk stories/Ghost stories/Pigeons/The
Famed Pineapple shortage
Black people in America were still poorly
treated though and they still had lots of
problems. The spirituals began to
evolve. They took some of the
spirituals sound and chords. On the
spare brass instruments they began to
improvise.
The songs were occasionally about God,
but mostly about how they were
poorly treated, love, and folk stories.

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