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Preservation Hall Lessons – Barlines, Measure and the Musical Staff
Barlines, Measure, and The Staff
Students will identify and describe the elements of a musical staff.
Blue Monday
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 - Preservation Hall Lessons
Bourbon Street Parade
Students will learn the history of Carnival season in New Orleans, lyrics, and techniques for “Bourbon Street Parade.”
Brass Bandbook
An essential New Orleans Brass Band musical collection, including transcriptions and historical background by trumpeter Mark Braud.
Preservation Hall Lessons – New Orleans Clarinet Introduction
Clarinet Introduction
Students will be able to describe the role of the Clarinet in New Orleans music.
Clarinet Technique
Students will be introduced to New Orleans techniques for performing on the Clarinet.
Congo Square in New Orleans
Congo Square
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.
Preservation Hall Lessons – Elements of New Orleans Music Lesson featuring When the Saints Go Marching In
Elements of Music
Students will analyze the basic elements of music: melody, rhythm (beat), form, jazz harmony, and expressive qualities.
The Olympia Brass Band leads a New Orleans Jazz funeral in this photo montage describing the jazz funeral.
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.”
Preservation Hall Lessons Mardi Gras In New Orleans
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.
Preservation Hall Lessons – Music and Math, Beats Per Measure Lesson
Music and Math
Students will analyze the relationship between math and music.
Musical Heritage
Students will explore their musical heritage. Students will express their own musical heritage through song, dance, instruments, or a media presentation.
Preservation Hall Lessons – New Orleans Music Genres and Origins – Bourbon Street Parade, Mahalia Jackson and more
New Orleans Genres and Origin
Students will explore genres of music unique to New Orleans history and culture.
Preservation Hall Lessons – New Orleans, the Birthplace of Jazz – Congo Square, New Orleans Jazz and its African Roots
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.
Preservation Hall Lessons - Reading Music and Note Values
Note Values
Students will read quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes and apply the beats with body percussion techniques.
Preservation Hall Lessons – New Orleans Piano Introduction
Piano Introduction
Students will be able to describe the role of the Piano in New Orleans music.
Preservation Hall Lessons – New Orleans Piano Technique
Piano Technique
Students will be introduced to New Orleans techniques for performing on the Piano.
Preservation Hall Lessons – New Orleans Rhythm and Beat
Rhythm and Beat
Students will train their ears to identify a song by its rhythm and beat.
Song Structure Lesson – Preservation Hall Lessons
Song Structure
Students will identify parts of songs from the New Orleans R&B Unit.