Item No: 21569


by Donna Dirksing and Cathy Blair.

Use jazz elements in your teaching to introduce America's own art form and to give students another palette of sounds to use. With the goal of introducing improvisation, this gives a step-by-step Orff pattern of speech to body percussion to singing and playing.

Three sections—Jazz is Rhythm, Jazz is Melody, and Jazz is Form—and more than a dozen arrangements, many with both demo and accompaniment on CD means your kids will do a lot of playing, so let them groove! Gr. 2-6.

Paperback and CD

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  • 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
  • Jazz Is Form
  • 12-Bar Blues
  • Write Your Won Blues Lyrics Activity
  • The Blues
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Playing the Blues
  • They Done Me Wrong
  • Jump Jive Blues
  • Rock and Roll Blues

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