First lesson in a series on Jazz Studies. This one begins with modern hip-hop and ties it back to the earliest roots in Africa and slavery. Students read a selection, complete a graphic organizer, listen to some songs, and analyze hip-hop lyrics. This was taught at KIPP Saturday School.
Students listen to Jazz selections, write down their impressions in a graphic organizer, and note examples of conversations. Suggested music is: Armstrong, Holiday, Fitzgerald, Coltrane, Monk, Hancock.
Students listen to jazz that pushes the envelope. Objective:
3. I will be able to identify examples of jazz musicians who try to play what no one else is capable of playing. Suggested musicians include: Gillespie, Parker, Buddy Rich, Bill Evans, Coletrane, Blackalicious