Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes - 1969

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (1969)

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes is a song by Crosby, Stills & Nash, released on their eponymous debut album in 1969. This song is not just a musical masterpiece but also a rich piece of music history. Let's explore its fascinating aspects!

Background and History

  1. Crosby, Stills & Nash: Understand the formation and early years of this iconic group.
  2. 1969 in Music: Learn about the historical context of the year when "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" was released.
  3. Folk Rock: Discover the genre to which this song belongs.

Musical Composition

  1. Harmony: Analyze the harmonies used in the song.
  2. Song Structure: Explore the unique suite-like structure of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".
  3. Guitar Techniques: Delve into the guitar techniques employed in this song.

Quiz: Questions on the Song

What unique structure does "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" have? (Suite-like composition with multiple sections) (!Standard verse-chorus structure) (!Single uninterrupted melody) (!A repeating loop of two melodies)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer

Which member of Crosby, Stills & Nash wrote "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"? (Stephen Stills) (!Graham Nash) (!David Crosby) (!Neil Young)

Quiz: Questions on the Lyrics

What is the primary theme of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"? (Stephen Stills' relationship with Judy Collins) (!Political activism) (!Environmental concerns) (!The music industry)


Create a memory game with matching pairs for "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".

Year of Release 1969
Lead Writer Stephen Stills
Genre Folk Rock
Album Crosby, Stills & Nash
Inspiration Judy Collins

Open Tasks


  1. Writing a Song Review: Write a short review of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".
  2. Exploring 1969: Research other major music releases of 1969.
  3. Learning Guitar Basics: Learn the basic guitar chords used in the song.


  1. Song Analysis: Analyze the lyrical themes of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".
  2. Music History Research: Investigate the influence of folk rock in the late 1960s.
  3. Creating a Podcast: Create a podcast episode discussing Crosby, Stills & Nash's impact.


  1. Composing a Suite: Compose a short musical suite inspired by "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes".
  2. Interview with a Musician: Conduct an interview with a local musician about the influence of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
  3. Organizing a Tribute Concert: Plan a small concert or gathering celebrating the music of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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Oral Exam

  1. Comparing Music Eras: Discuss how the themes in "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" reflect the cultural and social issues of the late 1960s compared to today.
  2. Influence of Folk Rock: Explain the influence of folk rock on modern music genres.
  3. Songwriting Techniques: Discuss the songwriting techniques used in "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and how they contribute to its enduring appeal.
  4. Musical Collaboration: Analyze the importance of collaboration in music, using Crosby, Stills & Nash as an example.
  5. Music and Emotion: Explore how "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" uses musical elements to evoke emotions.

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