Middle School Lesson 19: History of Jazz Lesson 5 Swing

In this lesson you will

  • review the Cup game to “Backporch Blues”
  • create new cup games
  • review the Blues
  • History of Jazz
    • Lesson 5 – swing
    • listen to “Sing, Sing, Sing” with the Benny Goodman orchestra
    • complete or discuss the worksheet questions
  •  “Scoo be Doo Song” – learn to sing or play

Objectives

  • I can tell what swing style is.
  • I can perform a cup game.
  • I can sing and move to a swing piece.

Teaching Procedure

1 View the Cup Game Demo

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2 Use the audio track and create your own cup game

3 Learn about the 12-bar blues

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4 Learn about the swing era

Watch the video to learn about the swing era.

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5 Complete the worksheet or discuss the questions

6 View the listening example "Sing, Sing, Sing" with the Benny Goodman orchestra.

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Complete or discuss the listening assessment questions in the worksheet.

7 Learn to sing the "Scoo Be Doo Song"

This song is a great performance piece for upper elementary.

It uses swing rhythms.
Create movements to go with each ostinato.
After you've learned the song in unison, layer the ostinatos until you can perform all 4 parts.

If singing is not allowed, do the movements to the music.
-or -
Play the ostinato patterns on barred instruments or Boomwhackers.

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