1. Download the following PDF Jazz in America Glossary. The information on this PDF is the same as on the Jazz in America Glossary Post https://the24hourtala.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/8-hs-virtual-jazz-elements-of-jazz/. Please review this well. This is essential vocabulary for talking about music.
Download the following PDF on “Jazz Improvisation/Conversation Analogy Sheet.” Read through it to get the idea of the analogy. HS Virtual Jazz- Conversation_Improvisation
2. Make sure you have reviewed the following posts on improvisation, rhythm and general swing feel, sounds and instruments associated with Jazz, Harmony, and form. Here are the links to those posts.
Sounds and Instruments:https://the24hourtala.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/hs-virtual-jazz-sounds-and-instruments/
3. Click on the following link and listen to “Songs of My Father,” by Horace Silver.
Here is a youtube video of the same song.
Assignment: Based on what you have learned about improvisation, rhythm and general swing feel, sounds and instruments associated with Jazz, Harmony, and form, talk about how and where those elements are present in this piece of music. Please be specific.
So, your final projects are due next week, on Tuesday at the latest. It would be great if I could get them this week even. I need to see the rough draft on Friday at the latest. I have a feeling some of you are behind on this. It’s just a feeling. So I’m going to give you a second option for completing the course. Based on what you’ve learned so far, in this post and in previous posts, I’m going to give you a summative test that can count as your project grade, which is 20 percent of your fourth quarter grade. If you opt to take the test, you can download it here. Put your answers on a word doc. in a way that is clear, attach to an email and send. The test is long, but it might be a good option for some of you.