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All That Jazz - 5 Minutes Silent Reading

For teachers who prefer to begin their lessons with quiet, focused openers.  All contain “Questions to Think About” which can also be used as Cover or Homework tasks.

1. All About Jazz 1

2. All About Jazz 2

3. Types of Jazz

4. Ragtime

5. X

6. X

 

Key Words, Concepts and Musical Knowledge

Swing, Modal Jazz, Ostinato, Call and Response, Scat Singing, Frontline, Texture, Dorian Mode, Syncopation, Rhythm Section

Music Theory

Chords I, IV & V

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