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Jazz Music Improvisation
Students carefully listen to and analyze music based on instrumentation, rhythms, pitch, intensity, timbre and texture. After listening multiple times, students write down their impressions of the music based on questions imbedded in this plan.
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Middle School General Music Unit Plans
Here's a collection of unit plans for middle school musicians. Topics include the mbira, opera, rhythm and culture, music in Africa, music in the movies, music theory and notation, blues and jazz, and the ocarina. Definitely worth a look.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
"Jazz is About Collaboration": Jim Crow Laws And Segregation
Young scholars explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The History of American Music: Its Composers and Musicians
A quick slideshow briefly describes the origins of American Jazz. It presents several notable musicians, including Louis Armstrong, alongside the progression of Jazz music from Dixieland to Improv. Tip: Add music examples for the era to...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Dance of the Times: African-American Expression of Jazz
Music enthusiasts discover the birth of jazz and explore a variety of images showcasing African-Americans' expression of the music. Taking part in a grand conversation, pupils discuss the myriad of emotions that come to be from reviewing...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Jazz Exploration: A Collage Project
Middle schoolers explore and experience jazz through collage. They listen to improvisational jazz, discuss the origins of jazz, then design and create a collage that shows jazz being played. This project will result in amazing works of...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History