Middle School Lesson 18: History of Jazz Lessons 3 and 4

In this lesson you will

  • #62 “Wai Bamba” – review
  • History of Jazz
    • Lesson 3  – Louis Armstrong – song “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

Song Used: Wai Bamba

1 Review song #62 “Wai Bamba”

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2 View Lesson 3 History of Jazz

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

4 Listen to "St. Louis Blues"

This is a Safeshare link.

If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "St. Louis Blues".

Discuss or answer the listening questions in the worksheet above.

5 View Louis Armstrong's performance of "When the Saints"

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If the Safeshare link doesn't work, search internet for "Louis Armstrong When the Saints".

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

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

Name the notes.

This is also given as a worksheet in Supporting Resources.

7 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.

8 View the History of Jazz Lesson 4 - Blues

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9 Discuss the lesson questions, or have students complete the worksheet

10 View the listening example

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

Song Used: Backporch Blues - Short

11 Watch the cup game demo of "Backporch Blues"

Watch the cup game and copy the patterns you see.

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12 Use the audio track and create your own cup game