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History of the Blues (Grade 9)

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History of the Blues

The Structure of the music industry in the U.S. discriminated against popular musicians outside the                           
B.B. King named his guitar                     
                is the main organization responsible for securing royalties for songwriters and was publishing rights organization?
Bessie Smith was known as                                               
                         was released from prison because of his singing.
What is the most common chord progression of the blues?

A jam session is a late night meeting of musicians where they can experiment with music.
  1. True
  2. False
The blues "grew up" in the Mississippi Delta area.
  1. True
  2. False
Jazz and Blues come from
  1. European composers
  2. Serious composers who are members of ASCAP
  3. Spirituals
  4. White band leaders
Blues songs usually deal with topics of:
  1. joy
  2. personal adversity
  3. weddings
  4. death
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