Jazz, Big Bands, Summertime Songs Package




Why do we like different types of music? Listening to music and singing our favorite songs, invokes memories of where we were and what we were doing when we first heard a song or composition. Jazz is dreamy, the Big Bands have swing, and songs from the Beach Boys remind us to let the good times roll!

This package includes the following three classes:

  • All That Jazz – The term “Jazz” originated around the turn of the 20th century with the music of New Orleans’s black musicians. Jazz has all the elements that other music has; harmony, melody, rhythm. What sets Jazz apart is this cool thing called improvisation.
  • Summertime in the 60’s – “You say you want a revolution?” Music in the 1960s was a decade of political protest and sweet, sweet music. Teenagers flocked to outdoor concerts, and new genres of music were introduced from “The British Invasion” to “California Sound, to “Motown.” In other words, the summers of the 60s were filled with music!
  • The Big Bands – In the 20th century, it seemed like each generation embraced its own immensely popular style of music. The term “Big Band” is a popular title for this genre of music. There was no single event that kicked off this new form of music; it seemed to have evolved naturally from the blues and jazz of New Orleans, Chicago, and Kansas City.

Each class download includes a colorful, image-based PowerPoint Slide Deck (presentation time: 30 – 40 minutes), Microsoft Word Speaker Notes, Songs & Playlist, a Call & Response Poem, and a Creative Workshop Project Lesson Plan (one or two 30-minute sessions). Click here to learn more: Class Components