Get in the Groove
By Donna Dirksing and Cathy Blair
Book and CD
Discover jazz using Orff and classroom instruments.
Each section of the book is a separate unit and follows the sequence of speech to body percussion to singing and playing instruments. More than a dozen Orff instrument arrangements are in the book.
The included performance/accompaniment CD features many speech and instrument echo examples, demonstration recordings of the Orff ensembles, and optional accompaniment tracks for improvisation, many of which feature a real rhythm section.
For grades 2-6.
I. Jazz Is Rhythm
Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Call and Response, Little Johnny Brown, Old King Cole,
Hambone Hambone, Yonder Come Day.
II. Jazz Is Melody
Blues Scale, Little Johnny Brown (with improv breaks), It's All About Jack, The Music Called Jazz.
III. Jazz Is Form
12-Bar Blues, Write Your Own Blues Lyrics Activity, The Blues, St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy),
Playin' the Blues, They Done Me Wrong, Jump-Jive Blues, Rock and Roll Blues.
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