North Putnam Community School Corporation
Music K-12

Music - High School Jazz Ensemble

High School Jazz Ensemble

Students taking this course develop musicianship and specific performance skills through group and individual settings for the study and performance of the varied styles of instrumental jazz. The instruction includes the study of the history, formative, and stylistic elements of jazz. Students develop their creative skills through: (1) improvisation, (2) composition, (3) arranging, (4) performing, (5) listening, and (6) analyzing. Instruction is designed so that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music
study into other subject areas.

Students are provided with opportunities to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. A limited amount of time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. In addition, a limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students must participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend the learning in the classroom. Student participants must also be receiving instruction in another band or orchestra class offering, at the discretion of the director.

A Core 40 and AHD course
This course may be taken for successive semesters.
A one credit course


Tone quality/Jazz styles

    Understanding jazz articulations
The learner will be able to compare contrast jazz articulations vs, traditional. Perform Jazz articulations in a proper manner.
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Tone Quality/Jazz Styles North Putnam High School(a)
  

Jazz Styles

    Tone Quality/Jazz Styles
The learner will be able to perform Musical examples featuring various sections of the jazz ensemble. Perform solos demonstrating good tone quality and jazz styles.
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Jazz Styles North Putnam High School(a)
  

Jazz Rhythms

    Jazz Styles
The learner will be able to listen/discuss performance styles of various jazz artists.
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Jazz Rhythms North Putnam High School(a)
  

Improvization

    Jazz Rhythms
The learner will be able to perform various rhythms usuall associated with jazz. Perform in swing style.
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Improvization North Putnam High School(a)
  

Jazz Performance

    Improvization
The learner will be able to improvize melodies in various keys using blues scale. Chord progressions. Perform using the ensemble as accompaniment.
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Jazz Performance North Putnam High School(a)
  
    Jazz Performance
The learner will be able to perform as a member of the ensemble and as a soloist using jazz style/improvization.
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Jazz Performance North Putnam High School(a)
  

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