History of the Blues

Have you heard Blues music before?

Where did the Blues come from?
• The Background of Blues

Basic Blues Theory
• The make-up of blues music consists of a series of 3 line verses. The first two verses are very similar melodically, and the third verse is a different melody. This is commonly referred to as AAB form. • Blues Song Lyrics • Basic Blues form is the 12 bar blues. • 12 Bar Blues

Early Blues Artists
• W.C. Handy“Father of the Blues” • Biography • Muddy Waters • Biography

Early Blues Artists
• Bessie Smith • Biography • B.B. King • Biography

Listen to Blues
blues link #1 Blues Lyrics and clips Blues link #2

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