Jazz in America History through Music Created by: Melanie Bunch
Jazz Hey ya’ll! I’m Jazzy Jeff. I’m going to help you learn all about Jazz music – my favorite subject of course! Now Listen up all you crazy cats, we’re going to journey back in time to discover how Jazz became America's music. “ Jazzy Jeff”
Jazz Questions we will explore together What is Jazz? Where did Jazz originate? What types of instruments are traditionally associated with a Jazz band?
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? More questions for us to discuss
Jazz Play in your own “Jazz” Band Create a “Jazzy & Snazzy” presentation Prepare a traditional Jazz era meal What will we do? Hey, my favorite band, the Jazz Tones!
Jazz Log on to: http://pbskids.org/jazz/index.html Let’s get started!
Jazz Discuss with me… History Elements of Jazz Performers/composers Instruments
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…
Jazz What Jazz Elements Do I use?
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
Jazz Listen to your teacher play! Listen to Improvisation Listen to the Rhythm Hear the Syncopation Hear the Harmony Sound Bytes…
Jazz Research and Explore Project 1 Step 1: Access your electronic worksheets Step 2: Use the internet to research the questions on your Electronic Worksheet Step 3: Turn in your Electronic Worksheets for review Don’t forget to save your information!
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
1920 Now it’s your turn. Create a presentation like mine that includes:
Jazz Take a look at my presentation Click Here
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
Show me what you’ve found…
Jazz Performance Teasers & Palate Pleasers Project 3
Jazz On-Stage with the “Duke”
Clap in 2/4 time
Clap in 2/2 time
Play “Satin Doll” as a group
Duke in Concert
Jazz Let’s Eat! Palate Pleasers Our Menu Jumbalaya Gumbo Red Beans and Rice Bignettes Mmm! Mmm! Let’s enjoy our Culinary Delights!
Jazz We’ve learned a lot! Cultures and origins of Jazz Elements of Jazz Performers, composers & instruments Relationship between history and music Using the internet to research Presentation creation Performance