Teaching with Primary Sources

Duke Ellington: American Legend

Student Pages
duke ellington

Lesson Three

Composing Lyrics for Duke
Listen to the following Duke Ellington compositions.  Choose one composition.  You must write song lyrics to go with the song.  Make sure you include lyrics for each distinct section of the song (i.e. verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge).

Duke Ellington Song Lyrics Rubric

Lesson One

Lesson Two

Still want to know more about the Duke? Go to the Resources section of this site and open up some of the links!

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Last Updated on December 5th, 2007