AIMS

Students will find out a little about Jazz, by completing a series of written, listening and research assignments.

Through these tasks they will learn about


The suggested sequence of lessons is as follows:

Lesson 1: Origins of Jazz through an exploration of negro spirituals and work songs.
Lesson 2: The 12-chord pattern which underpins most blues songs.
Leson 3: The main rhythmic and melodic features of Jazz.
Lesson 4: Jazz instruments and Jazz styles.
Lesson 5: Some famous Jazz musicians.
Lesson 6: Test yourself.