Barlines, Measure, and The Staff
Students will identify and describe the elements of a musical staff.
Students will learn the song “Blue Monday.” Students will recognize and clap on the strong beat and identify the parts of the song.
Bourbon Street Parade
Students will learn the history of Carnival season in New Orleans, lyrics, and techniques for “Bourbon Street Parade.”
An essential New Orleans Brass Band musical collection, including transcriptions and historical background by trumpeter Mark Braud.
Students will be able to describe the role of the Clarinet in New Orleans music.
Students will be introduced to New Orleans techniques for performing on the Clarinet.
Students will learn the history of Congo Square. Students will sing, dance, and demonstrate a clave rhythm, a tradition in Congo Square.
Don’t You Just Know It
Students will learn the song “Don’t You Just Know It.” Students will learn the musical devices “call and response” and “echo.”
Drum Set Introduction
Students will describe the role of the Drumset in New Orleans music.
Drum Set Technique
Students will be introduced to New Orleans techniques for performing on a Drumset.
Elements of Music
Students will analyze the basic elements of music: melody, rhythm (beat), form, jazz harmony, and expressive qualities.
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Students will learn the history of Jazz funerals and instrument techniques for the song, “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.”
Lily of the Valley
Students will learn the lyrics, song form, and instrument techniques for the traditional song, “Lily of the Valley.”
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Students will learn the song “Mardi Gras in New Orleans.” Students will play the clave part on claves and the horn part on recorders.
Mardi Gras Mambo
Students will learn the song “Mardi Gras Mambo.” Students will identify parts of the song and clap on the mambo beat.
Music and Math
Students will analyze the relationship between math and music.
Students will explore their musical heritage. Students will express their own musical heritage through song, dance, instruments, or a media presentation.
New Orleans Genres and Origin
Students will explore genres of music unique to New Orleans history and culture.
New Orleans, The Birthplace of Jazz
Students will research and gather information on the history and culture of New Orleans Jazz and its African roots.
Students will read quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes and apply the beats with body percussion techniques.
Students will be able to describe the role of the Piano in New Orleans music.
Students will be introduced to New Orleans techniques for performing on the Piano.
Rhythm and Beat
Students will train their ears to identify a song by its rhythm and beat.
Students will identify parts of songs from the New Orleans R&B Unit.