2 Read about Oscar Peterson 2
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5 Watch Oscar Peterson describing jazz techniques
In this interview Oscar demonstrates the following techniques:
1. stride piano
2. two fingered percussiveness of Nat Cole
3. lyric octave work of Erroll Garner
4. relaxed block chords of George Sheering
5. Double octave melody lines
7. Tonality Based improvising
Have students take notes on what each of these techniques means.
Pause and replay the video as needed. If students can print, or if you are in-person there is a worksheet (and answer key) in supporting resources.
This is a Safeshare link. If unable to access, google Oscar Peterson piano lesson.
6 Listen and sing Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom"
Listen to the choir.
Pause at the end of each phrase and repeat.
Play the video again and sing along.
7 Optional: Name the notes in the song, "Hymn to Freedom"
A worksheet is found in supporting resources.
If students can print, or if you are teaching in-person, print and have students complete the worksheet.
If not, have students answer the questions in your Zoom.