Jazz Band
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Exploring Jazz and The Blues
All That Jazz Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
All That Jazz Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
All That Jazz Scheme of Work and Lesson Pathways
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All That Jazz Knowledge Organiser
All That Jazz Knowledge Organiser
All That Jazz Knowledge Organiser
All That Jazz Music Theory
Learning about Seventh Chords Constructing Chords I, IV and V and then I7, IV7 and V7 in C Major on staff notation and keyboard diagrams.
Learning about Seventh Chords Constructing Chords I, IV and V and then I7, IV7 and V7 in C Major on staff notation and keyboard diagrams.
Learning about Modes Constructing and notating on treble clef staff notation 6 modes following given patterns of tones and semitones.
Learning about Modes Constructing and notating on treble clef staff notation 6 modes following given patterns of tones and semitones.
All That Jazz DOITNOW Presentation
All That Jazz DOITNOW Presentation
All That Jazz DOITNOW Presentation
All That Jazz Plenary Review Activities
All That Jazz Plenary Review Activities Presentation
All That Jazz - Blues Basics
Blues Basics Step-by-step “Basics Guide” to the 12-bar Blues: Primary Chords in C Major as Triads, The 12-Bar Blues Chord Sequence as Triads, Primary Chords in C Major as Seventh Chords in the 12-Bar Blues, the 12-Bar Blues as a Walking Bass Line and Improvising using the notes of the Blues Scale.
Blues Basics Step-by-step “Basics Guide” to the 12-bar Blues: Primary Chords in C Major as Triads, The 12-Bar Blues Chord Sequence as Triads, Primary Chords in C Major as Seventh Chords in the 12-Bar Blues, the 12-Bar Blues as a Walking Bass Line and Improvising using the notes of the Blues Scale.
All That Jazz - General Jazz and Blues Resources
The Development of Jazz and Blues (1) 4-page booklet covering Spirituals, The Blues and Dixieland Jazz.  Includes listening examples and questions with Teacher’s Notes and Answers.
The Development of Jazz and Blues (1) 4-page booklet covering Spirituals, The Blues and Dixieland Jazz.  Includes listening examples and questions with Teacher’s Notes and Answers.
Audio 1 - Standing in the Need of Prayer (The Caravans)
Audio 3 - Oh When the Saints go Marching In (Trad, Dixieland and Sidney Bechet)
Audio 2 - Sorry Feeling Blues (Bo Carter)
Audio 4 - Jazz and Blues Genre Listening Quiz
The Development of Jazz and Blues (2) 4-page booklet covering Swing and Big Bands, Be-Bop and Modal Jazz.  Includes listening examples and questions with Teacher’s Notes and Answers.
The Development of Jazz and Blues (2) 4-page booklet covering Swing and Big Bands, Be-Bop and Modal Jazz.  Includes listening examples and questions with Teacher’s Notes and Answers.
Audio 14 - Caravan (Duke Ellington)
Audio 17 - Groovin’ High (Dizzy Gillespie)
Audio 15 - Regular & Swing Rhythms
Audio 16 - In the Mood (Glenn Miller)
Audio 18 - Comparing Be-Bop and Modal Jazz
Creating a Blues Melody Line Pupils create a melody line based on a given twelve bar blues chord sequence and lyrics in C Major
Creating a Blues Melody Line Pupils create a melody line based on a given twelve bar blues chord sequence and lyrics in C Major
BLM Blues Composing Sheet  Pupils create blues lyrics to a given twelve bar blues melody and chords on the subject of Black Lives Matter.
BLM Blues Composing Sheet  Pupils create blues lyrics to a given twelve bar blues melody and chords on the subject of Black Lives Matter.
Exploring Modal Jazz 7-page booklet covering Scales, Modes and Mode Construction, Listening Activities, Modes in Popular Songs Jazz and “In the Mode” performing task  with Teacher’s Notes and Answers
Exploring Modal Jazz 7-page booklet covering Scales, Modes and Mode Construction, Listening Activities, Modes in Popular Songs Jazz and “In the Mode” performing task  with Teacher’s Notes and Answers
Audio 5 - Gregorian Chant Example
Audio 8 - Lydian Mode and Example
Audio 11 - Ionian Mode and Example
Audio 6 - Dorian Mode and Example
Audio 9 - Mixolydian Mode and Example
Audio 12 - Benedicamus Domino (Plainsong)
Audio 7 - Phrygian Mode and Example
Audio 10 - Aeolian Mode and Example
Audio 13 - Modes in Popular Songs and Jazz
All That Jazz - Performing and Improvising Resources
“In the Mood” Performing and Improvising Pack An adaptation of the Swing classic “In the Mood” arranged as a 12-bar Blues using Chords, Walking Bass Line and Melody Line Parts for ensemble performing.   Includes optional improvisation section using the Blues Scale on C over the 12-bar Blues chords and stretch and challenge introduction tasks.  Parts given with and without note names.
In the Mood Audio 1 - Walking Bass Line and Melody Line Straight then Swung Rhythms
In the Mood Audio 2 - Less Effective Improvisation Example using the notes of the Blues Scale over the 12-Bar Blues
In the Mood Audio 3—More Effective Improvisation Example using the notes of the Blues Scale over the 12-Bar Blues
All That Jazz - Ragtime Resources
Vamping the Chords -  Ragtime Warm-Ups Progressive keyboard warm-up for Ragtime Vamping
Performing “The Entertainer” 2-part arrangement of “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin for keyboard, piano or melodic instruments duet.  Also includes chords (I, II, IV and V in C) for a vamp accompaniment.
Listening to “The Entertainer” 10 Listening Questions on Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer”
Listening to “The Entertainer” 10 Listening Questions on Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer”
"The Entertainer" (Scott Joplin) Audio File
“The Entertainer” WWW/EBI Presentation containing embedded audio extracts of paired performances of “The Entertainer” for pupils to peer-assess in terms of WWW (What Went Well)/EBI (Even Better If…), graded from least to most effective with Teacher’s Notes in slide comments.
Learning about Ragtime Includes Listening Question on “Ragtime Dance” by Scott Joplin
Ragtime Audio 1 - “The Entertainer” (Extract) - Scott Joplin
Learning about Ragtime Includes Listening Question on “Ragtime Dance” by Scott Joplin
Ragtime Audio 2—”Ragtime Dance” - Scott Joplin
Ragtime Audio 3 - “Maple Leaf Rag” - Scott Joplin
All That Jazz - 5 Minutes Reading Tasks and Cover and Homework Activities
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Bass Clef Notation, Bass Clef Musical Instruments, The Bass Guitar, Bass Line Patterns
Where did Jazz and Blues come from? Comprehension Can be done without using ICT.
Where did Jazz and Blues come from? Comprehension Can be done without using ICT.
Famous Big Band Leaders Word Search Can be done without using ICT.
Famous Big Band Leaders Word Search Can be done without using ICT.
All That Jazz - Forms Quizzes (available via the Shop & Add-On Extras page)
All That Jazz Forms Quizzes
All That Jazz Forms Quizzes

All That Jazz (Exploring Jazz and The Blues) unit is supported by THREE Forms Quizzes (in both MS-Forms and Google Forms formats) available as part of the Secondary/KS3 Year 8 Units Quiz Bundle from the Musical Contexts Shop & Add-On Extras page.

Each multiple choice quiz is self-marking and worth 25 points and cover Knowledge and Understanding (Part A) and have a Critical Engagement: Listening and Appraising section (Part B) with listening questions linked to YouTube videos.