Middle School Lesson 25: History of Jazz

In this Lesson You Will

Review  song #56. “Five Four Groove” and try improvising create movement to illustrate 5/4

History of Jazz: Lesson 15 Soul Boss Fusion

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can describe soul, boss and fusion
  • I can improvise to music

Teaching Procedure

1 Echo rhythms in 5/4 meter - clap or play

listen and echo the rhythms

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2 Review "FIve Four Groove" - improvise

Sing "Five Four Groove"

As students gain confidence with the song, it will be fun to have students create their own syllables.

Create movement to go with the song

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3 Learn about Soul, Boss and Fusion

Watch the video to learn about soul, boss and fusion

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4 Discuss the questions and/or complete the worksheet

The lesson questions are for discussion or students to answer after the soul, bossa nova, fusion & smooth jazz video.

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

5 Safeshare link to "Mister Magic"

This is a safeshare link to "Mister Magic"

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