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bl.st.1.1023 - Black Studies 1 Lipsitz The Blues Midterm...

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Black Studies 1 Lipsitz 10/23/07 The Blues Midterm Next Tuesday – one identification and one essay question, blue book at bookstore, two pens Paper – in addition to Black Noise and two reader articles use chapters 4 and 5 in LOF Kings speakings may not look like it is a part of the blue but they go together Earthy and grittiness of blues Blue note, chord progression 1 4 5, intoxicating, they come from a crossroads or a collision Came to America and found all music toned to 8 scale when they came from a 5 tone scale Wasn’t African music or European music it was African American – African retention and new world invention Broad artistic tradition Talking about how people make something out of nothing, use tools at disposal to assert humanity Blues is about call and response – antiphony Blues is both African and American – 3 line and twelve bar blues First 2 lines and then the 3 rd is a response Make voices sound like instruments and instruments sound like voices Blues singing made around buzz tones (between notes) Blues singer use falsetto – high tone of voice Change pitch in Africa to change meaning of a word Coco Taylor “Ernestine” Song about love – eros Part of what blues does is take the black body and turns it into a machine and a
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