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

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing the features of swing music

  • Knowing what a motif is

  • Creating a short jazz motif

  • Knowing the instrumentation of a swing band

Resources

Example motif 1 MP3
Download
Example motif 2 MP3
Download
Example motif 3 MP3
Download
Example motif 4 MP3
Download
Listening sheet
Download
Listening sheet answers
Download
Swung quavers MP3
Download
Straight quavers MP3
Download

Teacher Video: Jazz motifs

Created by:
Laura Barr,  
Music specialist
In her 14 year teaching careerA job or occupation in one area of work that is undertaken for a long period of time…., Laura assumed the roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task of Music Lead,…
Find out more
video-icon icon-checked
I have completed this lesson
Lesson 3: Scat Singing Previous Lesson