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Grade 4 Online Music Lesson


Assigned Date: 04/14/2020 (Jazz Music Month)






Our Goal(s): 

  • Meet a Jazz musician named Wynton Marsalis

  • Recognize the types of instruments used in Jazz band

  • Learn the basics of Jazz rhythm 

  • Learn a simple swing dance move

  • Learn the history of Jazz through singing a song

What We Need:

  • Chromebooks or iPad or any digital device (be prepared to have at least 4 tabs opened)

  • Speakers

  • Our voice

  • Dancing feet (with family members)

Click to Start:

  • Story Time: Learn about one of the Jazz legends, Wynton Marsalis. 

  • Hear It: Listen to the Jazz-styled theme song from Monsters Inc and think about what type of instruments did they use in the recording.

Antique Envelope Front

Dear Children,

Good morning! Welcome to the month of April and did you know that April is the International Jazz Music Month? We will be exploring the Jazz musical genre throughout the month of April by learning about famous Jazz musicians, famous Jazz compositions, dances that were inspired by Jazz music, history of Jazz, and instruments that are used in Jazz bands. 

When you finished the lesson, scroll down to the bottom to complete the music notebook for the day. Be sure to always include your name on the form so you can receive credit for your work. Make sure you are paying close attention to the lesson materials today as you will be asked to answer 8 questions in your music journal that's based on the lesson. Have fun!

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