Grade 5 Lesson 18

In this lesson you will

do History of Jazz. Lesson 3  – Louis Armstrong

#48. “When the Saints”  – sing, play on recorder or barred instruments   

Lesson 4 Blues

Cup game to Backporch blues

– create new cup games

Objectives

  • I can tell about jazz artist Louis Armstrong
  • I can describe the blues

Teaching Procedure

1 View Lesson 3 History of Jazz

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2 Discuss the questions on Louis Armstrong or have students complete the worksheet

3 Listen to the "St. Louis Blues"

This is a safeshare link.

If the link doesn't work for you, google the "St. Louis Blues"

Discuss or answer the listening questions in the worksheet above.

4 View Louis Armstrongs performance of "When the Saints"

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If the link doesn't work for you, google Louis Armstrong "When the Saints"

When Louis Armstrong invites the audience to sing, sing along.

5 Name the notes in "When the Saints" (in C)

Name the notes.

This is also given as a worksheet in Supporting Resources

6 Try playing "When the Saints" on the xylophone. Start on C.

On a computer you can use the keyboard numbers 1-2-3-4-5 to play the notes C-D-E-F-G.

On a tablet, tap the screen.

Open a new tab to play the keyboard and still see the music.

7 View the History of Jazz Lesson 4 - Blues

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8 Discuss the Lesson Questions, or have students complete the worksheet

9 View the Listening example

After viewing the listening example, discuss (or answer) those questions in the worksheet.

Song Used: Backporch Blues - Short

10 Watch the cup game demo of Backporch Blues

Watch the cup game and copy the patterns you see.

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11 Use the audio track and create your own cup game