Orff book and 2 CDs to systematically teach students in Grades 3-5 to improvise stylistically correct Jazz solos. Jammin' with the Jazz Cats Orff Songbook by Brad Keller and Bonnie Rossa. 36 pages, 6 songs.Written by jazz pros (who are also elementary music teachers) to teach children the rhythms and the “feel” of jazz style. Jammin' with the Jazz Cats Orff Songbook and CDs systematically teaches students in Grades 3-5 to improvise stylistically correct Jazz solos. The songs and teaching processes internalize the unique rhythmic vocabulary of jazz. The 9-13 CD tracks fro each song provide teachers with and easy and foolproof modelling and comprehensive CD tracks ensure that teachers without any previous jazz experience will confidently and effectively teach their students to improvise and perform. The two CDs include multiple tracks for each song, teaching first the jazz rhythms, then the melody, phrase by phrase. There is a full performance, an accompaniment track and then an extended track for each of the six songs to allow your students to improvise with scat vocals or on barred Orff instruments or recorders. Songs include: Gee My E's Must Bb; Very Cool Blues; Cool Cat Street; Blues in a Major Way; Cat Paws; Jazz It Up.
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