Bessie Smith & the Classic Blues Smart Notebook

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  1. This bundle of Smart Notebooks will take you and your students through music and music history activities that cover early jazz and blues from the 1910's through the 1930's. It includes all of the individual products listed below:Bessie Smith & the Classic Blues Smart NotebookLouis Armstrong Ne
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This Smart Notebook file can be the basis for a unit on the classic blues. Interactive pages contain facts and links to YouTube videos about Bessie Smith, characteristics of classic blues, 12-bar blues structure, sing the chord roots, write your own blues, and 4 quick quiz questions useful for exit tickets.

Attachments to the Smart Notebook file (accessed by clicking on the paper clip tab) include a song lyrics PowerPoint for Backwater Blues, and a student blues writing worksheet.

Please check out the other titles in this series:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans Jazz Smart Notebook
The Great Jazz Migration and Harlem Stride-Style Piano Smart Notebook
Harlem Renaissance Musicians-Duke Ellington and Bennie Goodman
The Big Apple Dance Craze 1937 - Smart Notebook

This product is also included in the Early Jazz & Blues Smart Notebook Bundle.

This resource may be useful when included with a study of Black History Month, African American History Month, Jazz, and especially Blues.

****Updated to reflect changes in the Smart Notebook Update 16.2****
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