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Swing Dancing

Here's a fantastic video of Swing dancing!  Think of the following questions:-

 

1) How many beats are there in a bar?

2) Is the piece major or minor?

3) Name all the instruments that are playing.

4) Think about any other concepts that you can hear.

 

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Jazz @ Lincoln Centre

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This website has lots of interactive resources for you to discover more about jazz!  Listen to examples, see pictures and read all about the history and performers.

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Jazz | PBS KIDS GO!

This website lets you learn a bit more about jazz music including:- the instruments used, famous jazz musicians, the history...

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The History of Jazz — In Celebration of Black History Month, 2012

This YouTube clip gives a concsie history of Jazz over the years. Poet and historian Jym Marks presents this brief history of Jazz, focusing on the contributions of African-Americans.

 

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"Sing Sing Sing" from "The Swing Girls"

Listen to this "Big Band" piece played by the Swing Girls and try to answer the following questions:-

 

1) How many beats are there in a bar?

2) Name all the instruments that you see and hear?

3) Think about any other concepts that you hear.

4) What concept is featured on the solo instrument at 1:00min through?

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Desktop Blues

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A little bit of fun to help you learn the 12 bar blues pattern!  Choose which instruments and sounds you'd like to hear playing the pattern....

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