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Alabama Blues: The Real Deal

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Meet Carroline Shines, a blues singer and the daughter of the late Johnny Shines, a famous delta blues singer from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Carroline was filmed at The Sucharnochee Revue in Livingston, Alabama. Carroline shares her musical talents as a mentor for the Alabama Blues Project, a music program in Tuscaloosa that introduces youth to the historical and cultural significance of blues music. Alabama's many contributions to blues music are discussed. >
Extension Activities

The Alabama Blues Project

Alabama Course of Study

Arts Education (2006)

Grade 4
10.) Identify theme and variations in musical selections.
13.) Recognize styles of twentieth-century music.
Examples: jazz, pop, country

Grade 5
13.) Recognize vocal timbre as soprano, alto, tenor, or bass.

 Grade(s): 6 - 12
 Vocal Music Level I
 8.) Analyze a vocal composition to determine how the use of tempo, dynamics, and articulation are used to create a specific mood or effect.Example: "Hallelujah Chorus" evoking excitement
12.) Define the elements of music, including melody, rhythm, form, timbre, harmony, and texture.

Vocal Music: Level IV
5.) Improvise vocally in various musical styles.
Examples: jazz, blues, gospel


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