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Grades 7-8 (Ages 13-15)

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Jazz Style and Improvisation for ChoirsJazz Style and Improvisation for Choirs
by Russell L. Robinson

This exceptional new DVD is designed to assist your students in achieving a comfort level with the performance of jazz style and improvisation techniques within your choral program. Subjects and techniques include chords within the blues style, use of scat syllables, improvising on three notes, trading fours, listening and learning, and putting it all together. Featuring three performance selections: blues, jazz style, ballad.

 

 

 

Artie’s Jazz PackArtie’s Jazz Pack
by Artie Almeida (Composer)

Grades 4–8 • Artie’s Jazz Pack includes a CD for use with the guided-listening activities, Teacher’s Guide with seven reproducible worksheets, and manipulatives for Jazz Term Concentration and Jazz Term Flashcards. 36 copies of the activity boards The Instruments of Jazz and Jazz Styles Dial are also provided, as are an overview of jazz styles, two WebVisits, a list of historical jazz greats and current jazz voices, and listening library and children’s literature suggestions. These teaching tools, all of which have been classroom-tested for appeal and effectiveness, will provide you with the necessary materials to teach your students about jazz in an enjoyable and effective manner. You may use any individual component by itself, or utilize the entire kit for a complete jazz instructional unit.

 

Now’s the TimeNow’s the Time
Teaching Jazz to All Ages and the companion CD
By Doug Goodkin

Music educator Doug Goodkin makes a compelling case for including jazz in every child's education and offers a sequential approach for teaching it to all ages. Combining theory and practice, this book includes:

  • Integration with the Orff approach to music education
  • A developmental sequence for children between 3 and 14 years old applicable to beginners of all ages
  • Games, songs, speech pieces, body percussion and movement activities
  • Roots music, jazz blues, jazz standards and jazz compositions arranged for Orff instruments and other ensembles
  • Essential jazz theory and key historical, cultural and aesthetic background
  • A Middle School jazz curriculum with sample student work.

 

Meet the Great Jazz LegendsMeet the Great Jazz Legends
Short Sessions on the Lives, Times & Music of the Great Jazz Legends
By Ronald C. McCurdy

Introduce a new generation of music enthusiasts to 17 legendary jazz artists who have enriched the world with their incredible talents. Dr. McCurdy's illuminating stories about the lives, times and music of these great jazz musicians span the entire twentieth century, from early New Orleans Jazz through the Golden Age of Swing plus the avant-garde and jazz fusion eras. Includes units on Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus and Herbie Hancock. Now available with CD, students can listen to examples of each legend's recordings to fully understand the beauty of jazz music!

 

We Haz Jazz! (Musical)We Haz Jazz! (Musical)
Composer: John Jacobson
Composer: Kirby Shaw

Jazz is OUR MUSIC...the music of America! From New Orleans to Chi-town, from the cotton fields to the Cotton Club, you will learn about such jazz greats as Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and more! The six original songs and delightfully entertaining script in this 30-minute musical are ideal for elementary/middle school performers, and John Jacobson's choreography and staging are included right in the publication. Available: Teacher's Manual, Singer's Edition 5-Pak, Preview Cassette (full performance), Performance/Accompaniment Cassette and CD. Performance Time: 30 minutes. For Grades 4-8.

 

Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps to Singing Jazz (Collection)Junior Jazz - Beginning Steps to Singing Jazz (Collection)
Composer: Kirby Shaw

This is what you've been waiting for! Introduce your young singers to the basics of vocal jazz with three original songs illustrating a specific jazz concept. With educator notes included, this is an excellent introduction to an original American art form. Available: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Grades 3-8.

 

 

 

Junior Jazz II - Beginning Steps to Singing Jazz (Collection)Junior Jazz II - Beginning Steps to Singing Jazz (Collection)
Composer: Kirby Shaw

Kirby Shaw helps kids learn more about vocal jazz in this easy-to-sing and educational collection. Each original song focuses on a different aspect of jazz singing. Includes: Blue Notes, Teach Me To Swing, Scat Like That. Available: 2-Part, ShowTrax Cassette.

 

 

 

Junior Jazz III (Collection)Junior Jazz III (Collection)
Composer: Kirby Shaw

Here is #3 in a very successful series! Kirby Shaw helps kids learn more about vocal jazz in this easy-to-sing and educational collection. Each original song focuses on a different aspect of jazz singing. Includes: A La Mode; Jump, Jive and Jam; Schoolhouse Blues. Available: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD, Grades 3-8.

 

 

 

Gotta Be JazzGotta Be Jazz
Composer: John Higgins
Composer: John Jacobson

What's that sound? It's full of surprise and honesty; joy and sadness, strength and improvisation ... it's gotta be jazz! And it's America's music! Experience the history and development from New Orleans up the Mississippi to Saint Louis and Chicago and around the world. Find out why original jazzers had interesting names like Dizzy, Satchmo, Lady Day, Jelly Roll and Yardbird! Jam-packed with jazz history and fun facts, this unique revue features an original theme song and 5 jazz classics in kid-friendly arrangements, narration for up to 50 or more speakers, riser choreography by John Jacobson and professionally-produced recordings in true jazz form! Extend learning further with “The Story of Jazz,” a spectacular full-color timeline and recorded history complete with narration and music excerpts of jazz standards spanning over a hundred years. Enjoy the sounds of Ragtime, Blues, Dixieland, Swing, Big Band, Bebop, and more! Jazz music is only a little over a hundred years old and it is always changing. Who knows what it might sound like in another hundred years? Available: Teacher Edition, Singer 20-Pak (in full color), Performance/Accompaniment CD, Classroom Kit (all components). Duration: ca. 20 minutes. Suggested for grades 4-8.

 

Meet the Great Jazz LegendsMeet the Great Jazz Legends
Short Sessions on the Lives, Times & Music of the Great Jazz Legends
By Ronald C. McCurdy

Introduce a new generation of music enthusiasts to 17 legendary jazz artists who have enriched the world with their incredible talents. Dr. McCurdy's illuminating stories about the lives, times and music of these great jazz musicians span the entire twentieth century, from early New Orleans Jazz through the Golden Age of Swing plus the avant-garde and jazz fusion eras. Includes units on Louis Armstrong, James P. Johnson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus and Herbie Hancock. Also available: Classroom Kit and Activity Sheets! The Activity Sheets are perfect for the classroom! 100% reproducible!

 

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 1Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 1
By Shelly Berg

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!

 

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 2Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 2
By Shelly Berg

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!

 

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 3Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory, Book 3
By Shelly Berg

Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!

 

Let Freedom SwingLet Freedom Swing
Collaboration by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Documentary Group and Teachers College Columbia University

The videos and study guide are designed for use in social studies, humanities, and music classes in grades 6-12, although teachers may be able to adapt the materials for use with younger children. Three key themes structure the videos and study guide: “We the People,” “E Pluribus Unum” (From Many, One), and “A More Perfect Union.” Each video is about six minutes in length. The study guide contains questions for discussion, teaching activities, and additional resources. The website contains the three videos, the study guide, information about the project, and additional print, digital, and video resources.

 

Jazz for Young People CurriculumJazz for Young People Curriculum
Written and Illustrated by Wynton Marsalis

Category: Textbook - Jazz
Format: 10-CD Set, Video, Teaching Guide & 30 Student Guides

This multimedia jazz appreciation kit is based on Jazz at Lincoln Center's popular Jazz for Young People™ concert series. Designed primarily for upper elementary and middle school students, it is also well-suited for high school and college music appreciation, introduction to jazz, and music education courses. The curriculum explores core concepts -- including improvisation, form, style, and swing -- and major figures in jazz through accessible, interactive lessons. Because it was written for both musicians and non-musicians, the Jazz for Young People Curriculum is perfect for any teacher who wants an entertaining and structured way to bring jazz into the classroom.

 

 

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