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Lesson 1: Ragtime

Pupils learn about the style of ragtime music and learn to play 'off the beat' and to sing and clap a syncopated rhythm


Lesson 2: Dixieland

Learning about the Dixieland style of music, pupils improvise a call and response in time with the music


Lesson 3: Scat Singing

Pupils create a scat singing call (where musicians make up words and sounds to mimic the sounds of an instrument) and perform it to the class, who respond by repeating what they've heard


Lesson 4: Jazz Motifs

Learning that a motif is a short snippet of music which repeats, pupils write their own jazz motifs, using a swung rhythm


Lesson 5: Swung Rhythms

Pupils play a jazz version of a nursery rhyme using tuned percussion