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Lai687 Melanie Bunch Project Week5


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  • 1. Jazz in America History through Music Created by: Melanie Bunch
  • 2. All That Jazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Listen up all you crazy cats, we’re going to journey back in time to discover how Jazz became America's music. Now pick up your feet and feel the beat.
  • 3. Jazz Questions we will explore What is Jazz? Where did Jazz originate? What types of instruments are traditionally associated with a Jazz band?
  • 4. Jazz What cultures are traditionally associated with Jazz? How did Jazz impact history and our culture today? Who are some of the original Jazz performers? Questions we will explore
  • 5. Jazz Play in your own “Jazz” Band Create a “Jazzy & Snazzy” presentation Prepare a traditional Jazz era meal What will we do?
  • 6. Jazz Log on to: Let’s get started!
  • 7. Jazz Discussion Traditional roots Performers/composers Instruments Elements of Jazz History
  • 8. Jazz Spasm Band, New Orleans - Courtesy Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane Univeristy Jazz Time Line – Focus: Early 1900’s 1900 ♪ 1920 ♪ 1930 ♪ 1940 ♪ 1950 ♪ 1960 ♪ 1970 ♪ 1980 ♪ 1990 ♪ 2000 ♪ Future Let’s Explore…
  • 9. Jazz Elements of Jazz
    • Improvisation “in the moment”
    • Rhythm “sounds and silences ”
    • Syncopation “stressed-out beats”
    • Harmony “simultaneously pitches and chords”
    "I'll play it and tell you what it is later" -Miles Davis
  • 10. Jazz Research and Explore – Project 1 Step 1: Access your electronic worksheets Step 2: Use the internet to research the questions on the Electronic Worksheet Step 3: Save your information Step 4: Turn in your Electronic Worksheets for review
  • 11. Jazz Presentation – Project 2
    • Create a PowerPoint that includes:
    • Mini-biography on your selected performer
    • Music composed or performed by your Jazz “Great”
    • Photographs of your performer
    • A picture of your favorite Jazz instrument and a bullets that describe the instrument
    • Timeline of Jazz music that includes one historical fact about the Jazz era
  • 12. Jazz Presentation Jazz in America ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫
    • Present your PowerPoint to the class and explain:
    • Your performer and who they were
    • Share your selected song
    • What instrument you selected and why
    • Discuss your historical fact
    • Additional fun information you found
  • 13. Jazz Performance Teasers & Palate Pleasers Project 3
  • 14. Jazz On-Stage with the “Duke” Performance Teaser
    • Let’s IMPROVISE!
    • Clap in 2/4 time
    • Clap in 2/2 time
    • Play “Satin Doll” as a group
    Duke in Concert
  • 15. Jazz Let’s Eat! Palate Pleasers Our Menu Jumbalaya Gumbo Red Beans and Rice Bignettes
  • 16. Jazz What have we learned? Cultures and origins associate with Jazz Performers, composers & instruments Relationship between history and music Using the internet to research Presentation creation Performance Syncopation
  • 17. Jazz Resources$108 http:// =2&Grade=11