The Flying Jazz Kittens Vol. 1, 2nd edition
Jazz Activities and Songs for the General Music Classroom
By Sherry Luchette
Book and CD
Elementary to Middle School
This book and CD contain music and activities that explore jazz style rhythms and beginning improvisation activities for children in the general music classroom. It is designed for the elementary and middle school music teacher who is looking for some fun, hands-on activities in the area of jazz music to incorporate into their curriculum.
All the activities in this book have been used in the author's own music classroom and have been edited with the help of other music teachers, jazz musicians and many classroom experiments. Each activity is simple with many variations to try so that teachers can use what works best for them. Activities can be easily adapted for traveling music teachers, too.
The instruments used for the book's activities are centered around those typically found in a general music classroom. This could include drums, xylophones, various small percussion instruments, and recorders.
Also included are four blues melodies with fun "kid friendly" words to sing. The CD contains recordings and performance tracks of these melodies in various keys as well as open blues tracks to practice the activities in the book.
Terms Used in This Book
Jazz Names, fun with Beats 2 & 4, Swingin' Shakers, Chugga Train, Scat Cards, Scat Echoes, Scat Games, Line-Up, 3-2-1 Game, Switch-A-Roo
Pitched Classroom Instrument Activities
Blues Form Activities
C Blues Progression Map
G Blues Progression Map
B Blues Progression Map
E Blues Progression Map
Swingin' the Blues Away (in C, in E)
No Math Blues (in C, in B)
Scooby Doo Blues (in G, in E)
Freddie Cat Blues (in G, in E)
Reproducible Sheets - Lyric Sheets, Scat Word List, Scat Cards
CD Track Listing
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