Learning Goal:

Through performance of current music, students will: Demonstrate characteristic tone on his/her instrument, Understand musical symbols for rhythm and pitch, Develop balance and blend with the ensemble, Continually increase the level of musical expression, Develop an appreciation for the aesthetics of music. SCALE: I / II / III / IV / V

Objectives:

G Bebop Scale

C Bebop Scale

F Bebop Scale

Bb Bebop Scale

Eb Bebop Scale

Ab Bebop Scale

Solos - Strollin'

Improv - Alfred Jazz Medium Blues

Sight-Reading/new literature

Vocabulary:

12-bar blues, Mixolydian mode, Count Basie, Ionian mode, Duke Ellington, Lydian mode

Assessment:

Practice Journals

SmartMusic Assignments 

The Articulate Jazz Musician - Strollin'

Improv - Alfred Jazz Medium Blues   

Scales (Above)

Lesson Plans Jazz I - VI - Weeks 1 - 9