Educator Resources for Blues

There’s no music quite like the blues, and in this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about the ins and outs of this uniquely American art form! Find out how the work songs of African-American slaves became transformed into the blues as we know it today. You’ll also discover the differences between country blues, Memphis blues, and Chicago blues! Plus, you’ll learn about the 12-bar blues format, as well as how to write your own blues song. Move over, Elmore James, here come Tim and Moby!