Edited By: Ryan Adamsons & Mary Jo Papich
With chapters by:
José Antonio Díaz
Roosevelt Griffin III
Includes Suggested Jazz Charts From Each Author
ISBN 978-1-57463-505-8, $19.95.
Master teachers and performers included in this book are nationally renowned jazz educators and represent the finest in their profession. They share their knowledge with all jazz educators, novice to experienced, so that they can become more effective in rehearsal and on stage. Readers will enter these master-teachers virtual rehearsal rooms and discover tried and true teaching strategies along with their favorite jazz charts.
Contributors: Ronald Carter, Roosevelt Griffin, Ben Huntoon, Brian Logan, Rob Parton, Willis Rapp, and Dean Sorenson
With this volume, the celebrated Teaching Music through Performance series is available for the first time for leaders of beginning jazz ensembles. This edition pairs practical perspectives from world-class jazz educators and performers— who specialize in working with beginning ensembles—together with Teacher Resource Guides for more than 60 of the best jazz charts published for beginning ensembles.
Part II: Conductor as Teacher focuses on the best jazz repertoire published today for beginning ensembles and provides a Teacher Resource Guide for each work. Each Teacher Resource Guide includes background information on both the composer and the history of each chart, technical and stylistic considerations, a discussion of musical elements of the work, and measure-by- measure rehearsal tips for the best jazz repertoire tailored for beginning ensembles. The repertoire covers Grade 1 through Grade 3.5.
This book is a truly significant resource for both beginning jazz educators and their students, and an invaluable contribution to the field.
For a complete listing of works covered in this volume, visit www.TeachingMusic.org.
Chapter 1: Recruitment and Rehearsal Strategies for the Beginning Jazz Ensemble
Chapter 2: Scheduling Options for the Beginning Jazz Ensemble
Chapter 3: Beginning Jazz Ensemble Instrumentation
Chapter 4: Basiz Jazz Articulations for Beginning Jazz Band
Chapter 5: Beginning Jazz Improvisation
Chapter 6: Selected Resources
How can I address the effects of poverty in my school and in my community?
This DVD series, based on the best-selling book by Eric Jensen, brings to life the concepts and strategies that have worked in schools with a history of high performance among students raised in poverty.
Use the video and embedded workshop materials to introduce your learning community to how to turn around the effects of poverty on behavior and academic performance.
Classroom scenes show how teachers model emotional responses for their students, reduce the effects of chronic stress, and provide students with life skills training. Explore schoolwide success factors that support the whole child and foster a school culture that refuses to let students fail. And see examples of how your school can do more to help underserved students by fostering intellectual curiosity, strengthening academic performance through arts and athletics, and changing community assumptions about academics.
Program One (available separately) takes you into elementary classrooms where teachers attend to the social, emotional, and academic needs of their students.
Program Two (available separately) explores school and classroom success factors that support the academic achievement and life readiness of older students.
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