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The term “the blues” most likely comes from the concept of:
The traditional “12 Bar Blues” is built using which three chords?
“Blues harp” was a common term for which instrument?
The blues evolved from 19th century ___________.
The lyrics of the traditional 12 Bar Blues follows a _________ rhyming pattern.
Who is known as the “Father of the Blues”?
Who was known as the “Empress of the Blues”?
Jump blues was a combination of blues and _______.
Who is known as the “Father of Jump Blues”?
Which two cities are often referred to as the birthplaces of urban blues?
A blues guitar technique, made famous by Elmore James, is called:
Which style of the blues evolved into “rhythm & blues” and eventually into “rock ‘n’ roll”?
The first “composed” blues song was created by W. C. Handy.
Which of the following instruments were commonly used in “classic blues” recordings?
In which year was “Memphis Blues”, the first “composed” blues song, published?
Which three states are widely considered to be the birthplaces of the blues?
Which blues pioneer is considered the “Father of the Delta Blues”?
Early delta blues singers often accompanied themselves on a ___________.
Charley Patton’s ability to sing and play blues guitar supposedly came as a result of him selling his soul to the devil at the crossroads.
Typical jump blues instrumentation included all these EXCEPT which one?
Name two of the blues artists who made their name in the urban/Memphis/Chicago blues style.
Urban blues took the intimate sound of the delta and clothed it in:
Which style of blues could be described as “blues in jazz clothing”?
Delta blues and ???
In which style of music would you be least likely to hear a trumpet?
In which style of blues would you most likely hear an electric guitar?