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Name:JordanDaniels

District:LosAngelesUnifiedSchoolDistrict
School: Nora Sterry Elementary School
Subject: Jazz Music
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Date of Lesson Taught: 11/12/2014
Lesson Plan No 2

National Standards for Music Education


1.Singing,aloneandwithothers,avariedrepertoireofmusic.
6.Listeningto,analyzing,anddescribingmusic.
California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards
1.0ARTISTICPERCEPTION:Processing,Analyzing,andRespondingtoSensory
InformationThroughtheLanguageandSkillsUniquetoMusic.4.0AESTHETIC
VALUING:Respondingto,Analyzing,andMakingJudgmentsAboutWorksofMusic
Objectives
1.) Todevelopagoodsingingvoice.
2.) Tousebothlocomotiveandnonlocomotivemovementtofeelpulse.
3.) Tounderstandandfeelthestrongandweakbeatrelationshipinjazzmusicin
comparisontotraditionalclassicalmusic.
4.) Toknowwhatinstrumentsaregenerallyplayedinajazzbandandwhatthey
soundlike.

Materials:
1.)18eggshakersand4drums
2.)AlaptoptocoverthePowerPointpresentation
3.)Equipmenttoplugthelaptopintotheprojector.
4.)Studenthelperswhocanplaytrumpet,saxophone,bass,andsing.
Procedure
1.) Havetheclasssitdownandmakeacircle,introduceyourselfandasktheclass
howtheirdaysare.(1min)
2.) Asktheclassiftheyhaveafavoritesongtheywouldliketosing.After
singingitonetimethrough,trysingingitsoftly,andthenloudly.Askthe
studentstotakeinadeepbreathandusegoodposturewhilesinging.Make
suretomodelwellforthestudents.(2min)
3.) Tellthestudentsyouaregoingtoplayanexercise.Havethemstandupand
spreadoutintotwoverticallines.Tellthestudentsthattheyaregoingtoplay
agamesimilartoSimonSays.Sayta,ta,ta,taandhavethestudentsrepeat.
Afterthis,placeaccentsonthefirstandthirdta,andafterthis,accentson
thesecondandfourthta.Then,sayone,two,three,four.Oncethisis
down,starttomarchinplaceandmakesurethestudentsmarchwhilesaying
1,2,3,4.Afterthis,playWhentheSaintsGoMarchingIn,andhavethe
studentsmarchwiththemusic.(3min)
4.) Tellthestudentstositinacircleandhandouteggshakerstotheclass.Tell
thestudentstoplacetheeggshakersinfrontofthemandtonottouchthem

untilwestartplaying.First,havetheclasssaycount1,2,3,4andthenhave
themusetheireggshakerstoshakeonbeats1and3.Afterthis,havethe
studentsonlyshaketheireggson2and4.Usingthelaptop,playTwinkle
LittleStar,andhavethestudentsshaketheireggsonbeats1and3.Explain
thisishowwelistentoourtraditionalmusic.Tellthemthatthe1and3are
knownasstrongbeats.Then,tellthestudentsthatthereisatypeofmusicthat
thestrongbeatsareon2and4.PlayItDontMeanaThingonthelaptop
andhavethestudentsshaketheireggsontwoandfour..(5min)
5.) Tellthestudentsthatthepieceofmusicthatwasplayingisadifferentstyleof
musicandwearegoingtolearnaboutit.Thisstyleofmusiciscalledjazz.
Tellthestudentsthatinthisstyleofmusic,wefeelthemusicwithstrong
beatsontwoandfour.(3min)
6.) Askthestudentsiftheylikethesongthatwasplayed.UsingthePowerPoint
presentation,giveaquickhistoryonwhatJazzmusicis,andwhereitbegan.
Saythatinjazzmusic,therearedifferenttypesofinstrumentsthatareplayed.
WiththePowerPoint,gothrougheachinstrument(piano,saxophone,drums,
trumpet,andbass),showingwhattheylooklike.Havethestudenthelpers
playontheirinstrumentssothatthestudentshavecanaliveexperience
listeningtotheseinstruments.(5min)
7.) Giveaquizonwhateachoftheinstrumentsare.UsingthePowerPoint
Presentation,askthestudentstoraisetheirhandsandpickononetoanswer
whatinstrumentisbeingshown(3min)

8.) Telltheclassthattheywillbehearinglivemusicandthatyouwantthemto
dancewithit.Togetherwiththestudenthelpers,playAutumnLeaves.(3min)
9.) SingagoodbyesongusingthethemefromAutumnLeaves.