W14 Music 160 Week 3 Lesson 1

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Unformatted text preview: the
law,
sickness,
 death,
magic
and
hoodoo,
current
events
 •  Referred
to
as
“the
devil’s
music”
 •  Can
express
a
range
of
emo&ons

 –  Not
all
blues
songs
are
sad
 Brief
history
 •  Origins
in
the
south,
 probably
in
the
1890s— although
when
exactly
 is
hard
to
know
 •  Early
anonymous
 singers
were
oeen
 i&nerant
musicians
 •  By
the
1910s
–
“blues”
 used
in
the
&tles
of
 composed
pieces
 Form
 •  Blues
songs
are
usually
strophic,
with
3
lines
of
text
 for
each
verse

 •  Use
a
leger
to
designate
each
line
‐
AAB
 A 
 

 A

 B

 
 
 
line
1

 
line
1
[repeated,
gives
emphasis
to
the
words]
 
new
line
[comments
on,
develops
or
explains
A; 
 






rhymes
(or
almost
rhymes)
with
line
A]
 (Note:
Not
all
blues
songs
follow
this
AAB
text
structure)

 
“That
Black
Snake
Moan”
 (E‐reserves
Unit
6)
 •  Example
of
country
blues
 •  Wrigen
and
performed
by
 Blind
Lemon
Jefferson
 (1890s‐1929)
 –...
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