George Gershwin Slideshow


George Gershwin was a man of many talents. Not only was he an amazing musician, he also was great fine artist. In his short 37 years he was able to write music to 18 Broadway musicals, original scores for 5 films & movies and over 500 songs that are still popular today.

This slide show will delve into the history of George Gershwin – his life and accomplishments. Students will learn about Tin Pan Alley, the player piano, and where George Gershwin got his inspiration from. They will also be introduced to come of his musical compositions such as An American in Paris, I Got Rhythm, Porgy & Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, Swanee and more.

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Musical PDF Slideshows Bundle

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This bundle is comprised of several slideshows with pictures, facts and history of the music and composers. These PDF slideshows are great to use as an introduction to your unit.
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Slideshow includes:

  • George Gershwin’s Life History with pictures
  • History of Tin Pan Alley
  • History of player pianos (Pianola)
  • Where George Gershwin got some his musical inspiration from
  • Information on:
    • An American in Paris
    • I Got Rhythm
    • Porgy and Bess
    • Rhapsody in Blue
    • Swanee
  • Audio and video links of some of Gershwin’s most famous compositions
  • 16 slides about Beethoven (PDF Slideshow)
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • 18 pages