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Twelve Bar Blues Lesson Plan

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Students (With any instrument) will be introduced to a brief history of blues including brief history of Ray Charles, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and even Led Zeppelin.

The Big Skill of this Lesson Plan will be the study the form of a 12 bar blues. Students are explained how to identify the 1 4 and 5 note in various keys by following three simple steps, and are presented with a 12 bar blues chart to play along to.

This Lesson Plan also includes backing tracks for each 12 bar blues the students learn. If you would like students to play these, they would be able to on any instrument.

Depending on which grade you teach, you would be able to integrate MANY musical concepts into this lesson in your own creative way whether it's dynamics, rhythm, or time signatures.

This Slideshow is quite long and includes a lot of history, and a ton of concepts to learn. I suggest you prepare to use this slideshow a few days before you and your class are finished with it!

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