Middle School Lesson 21 – History of Jazz

In this lesson you will

review #53. “Scoo Be Doo”

History of Jazz Unit:

Lesson 8 Lester Young

Lesson 9 Bebop

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can describe the music of Lester Young and Bebop
  • I can play melodies on the xylophone

Teaching Procedure

1 review #53. “Scoo Be Doo”

Create movements for song.

Practice in unison.

If students are successful in unison, try layering the ostinatos

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2 Watch the class play "Scoo be Doo" on instruments

In this video, the class plays the ostinato parts on barred instruments.

They sing the chorus and add movements.

Sing along and copy the movements in the chorus.

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3 Learn to play ostinatos 1-2 on a virtual xylophone

Read the notes together as a class

Try playing this page on the virtual xylophone below

Keep the virtual xylophone open for page 2

4 Virtual Xylophone

You can play the virtual xylophone by clicking a mouse, tapping on the bars on touch screen, or you can use the number keys.

Virtual Xylophone Number Keys
C=1 D=2 E=3 F=4 G=5 A=6 B=7 C=8
D=9 E=0 F=- G== A=delete

5 Learn to play ostinatos 3-4 on a virtual xylophone

Practice naming the notes.

Try playing the ostinatos on the virtual xylophone above.

6 Learn about Lester Young

Watch the video to learn about Lester Young.

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7 Discuss the questions and/or complete the worksheet

The lesson questions are for discussion or students to answer after the Lester Young video.

The listening questions are to be discussed or answered after the listening example.

8 Safeshare link to "Lester Leaps in"

This is a safeshare link to "Lester Leaps in"

If the link doesn't work for you google, "Lester Leaps in"

Discuss the listening assessment questions with the students or have students complete the worksheet.

9 Learn about Bebop

Watch the video to learn about Bebop.

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10 Discuss the questions and/or complete the worksheet

The lesson questions are for discussion or students to answer after the Bebop video.

The listening questions are to be discussed or answered after the listening example.

11 Watch the performance of "Koko"

This is a safeshare link to "Koko"

If the link doesn't work for you google, "Koko"

Discuss the listening assessment questions with the students.