The Blues Power Point

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The Blues Power Point

  1. 1. The Blues How it developed and how it has contributed to the jazz movement
  2. 2. <ul><li>Using the following search engines find information, and write a one page report on the formation of the blues and how it has contributed to the formation of jazz music. </li></ul>Assessment Task
  3. 3. Searching The Internet www.google.com www.altavista.com www.hotbot.com www.snap.com See next slide for search tips
  4. 4. Search Tips <ul><li>Use more than one keyword eg: blues history, American music, New Orleans, Delta Blues, Mississippi Blues. </li></ul><ul><li>Use “Boolean Operators” which are: AND, OR, NOT eg: American music AND blues. Delta blues OR Mississippi blues </li></ul><ul><li>Try using inverted commas around the words on either side of the “Boolean Operators” to refine your search. </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalise proper nouns to eliminate confusion eg: Blues (music), blues (colours); Bill, bill, Gates, gates. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Evaluating Web Sites <ul><li>Some web sites will contain more reliable information than others. </li></ul><ul><li>Who provided the information/created the site eg: com, gov, edu, org.? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the motivations behind the site eg: advertising (record label)? Private or public interest? </li></ul>

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