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Get in the Groove

Discovering Jazz Using Orff and Classroom Instruments

By Donna Dirksing

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Orff Instrument - Grade 2-6
Discovering Jazz Using Orff and Classroom Instruments. Composed by Donna Dirksing. Arranged by Cathy Blair. Score and performance/accompaniment CD. Heritage Music Press #30/2188H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2188H).

Item Number: LO.30-2188H

The jazz chops of Cathy Blair meet the accessible Orff approach of Donna Dirksing in this exciting introduction to improvisation and other jazz concepts. (Not quite sure what "chops" are? Don't worry; it's defined in the Glossary. ) Organized in three sections-Jazz Is Rhythm, Jazz Is Melody and Jazz Is Form-each follows the speech to body percussion to singing and playing instruments sequence used in Orff lessons. And with more than a dozen Orff arrangements, your students will be doing plenty of playing! The included CD features many speech and instrument echo examples, demo recordings of the Orff ensembles, and optional accompaniment tracks for improvisation, many of which feature a real rhythm section. It's just one more component to help you and your students "Get in the Groove! ".

  • Jazz Is Rhythm 
  • Quarter Notes 
  • Eighth Notes 
  • Call and Response 
  • Little Johnny Brown 
  • Old King Cole 
  • Hambone, Hambone 
  • Yonder Come Day 
  • Jazz Is Melody 
  • Blues Scale 
  • Little Johnny Brown (with improv breaks) 
  • It's All About Jack 
  • The Music Called Jazz 
  • Jazz Is Form 
  • 12-Bar Blues 
  • Write Your Won Blues Lyrics Activity 
  • The Blues 
  • St. Louis Blues 
  • Playing The Blues 
  • They Done Me Wrong 
  • Jump Jive Blues 
  • Rock and Roll Blues