Now's The Time: Teaching Jazz To All Ages
From Pentatonic Pressby Doug Goodkin
Be one of the first to enjoy this soon-to-be-classic, offered as "a labor of two loves - Orff Schulwerk and jazz." Now's The Time: Teaching Jazz To All Ages presents a compelling case for including jazz in every child's education. It's presented through a sequential approach for teaching it to all ages.
Games, songs, speech pieces, body percussion, and movement activities are included for children between the ages of 3 to 14, but this resource could be used with beginners of all ages. Roots music, jazz blues, jazz standards, and jazz compositions incorporate the use of Orff instruments and other types of ensembles. Key historical, cultural, and aesthetic backgrounds of jazz are presented, along with essential theory. Also included is a middle school jazz curriculum with sample student work.
Teachers are encouraged to use the ideas presented and use whatever serves their needs or attracts their interest. A summary of the practical material is given at the end of the book. You won't want to miss the chance to add this important new resource to your library.