(Grades 2-6) · The jazz chops of Cathy Blair meet the accessible Orff approach of Donna Dirksing in this exciting introduction to improvisation and other jazz concepts. (Not quite sure what "chops" are? Don't worry -- it's defined in the Glossary). Organized in three sections -- Jazz is Rhythm, Jazz is Melody
and Jazz is Form
-- each follows the speech to body percussion to singing and playing instruments sequence used in Orff lessons. And with more than 15 Orff arrangements, your students will be doing plenty of playing! The included CD features many speech and instrument echo examples, demonstration recordings of the Orff ensembles, and optional accompaniment tracks for improvisation. It is just one more component to help you and your students Get in the Groove
Contents: Jazz Is Rhythm · Quarter Notes · Eighth Notes · Call and Response · Little Johnny Brown · Old King Cole · Hambone, Hambone · Yonder Come Day · Jazz Is Melody · Blues Scale · Little Johnny Brown (with improv breaks) · It's All About Jack · The Music Called Jazz · 12-Bar Blues · Jazz Is Form · Write Your Own Blues Lyrics Activity · The Blues · St. Louis Blues · Playing the Blues · They Done Me Wrong · Jump Jive Blues · Rock and Roll Blues.