EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

GRADES 4-8

 

NON-INSTRUMENTALIST

BASIC IMPROVISATION

RHYTHM SECTION

CALL AND RESPONSE

BLUES SCALE AND OTHER SCALES

2-5-1 RESOLVE

SONG FORMS

SWING EIGHTH NOTES

PULSE-TEMPO-METER

JAZZ HISTORY BY DECADE

HOW TO LISTEN

 

INSTRUMENTALIST

SAME AS ABOVE BUT WITH INSTRUMENTS AND ACCORDING TO LEVEL.

HOW TO CREATE AN ENSEMBLE SOUND.

ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS: LICKS-CLICHES-QUOTES-SHOUTS-IMPROVISATION

RELATING TO EACH OTHER IN INSTRUMENTAL CONVERSATION.

 

GRADES 9-12

MORE OR LESS THE SAME AS GRADES 4-8 BUT MORE ADVANCED

CAREER

MUSIC BUSINESS

COMPOSITION

ARRANGING

REHEARSAL TECHNIQUE

BIG BAND ENSEMBLE

SOLO DEVELOPMENT

GYMNASTIC PRACTICE

BODY LANGUAGE

SIGHT SINGING

 

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

ALL INSTRUMENTS: IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS

STRING BASS AND OR ELECTRIC BASS IMPROVISATIONAL SKILLS AND BASS TECHNIQUE

 

TEACHING SPECIAL CLASSES

HANDICAP PERSONS

OLDER PERSONS

NON-MUSICAL

ADD SYNDROME

EUROPEAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

 

STRINGS IN GENERAL

STRING BASS REPERTOIRE:

 

SYMPHONIES,SONATAS,CONCERTOS,AVANT GARDE,THIRD STREAM,CHAMBER MUSIC,DUOS-TRIOS-QUARTETS,QUINTETS-ETC., ETUDES,SPECIAL ETUDES, SUITES, SIMPLE CLASSICAL MELODIES, BOW TECHNIQUE, LEFT HAND TECHNIQUE, PHRASING CONCEPT. BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RECORDING RECOMMENDATIONS. BASS REPAIR, PURCHASE AND SELLING.

 

COLLEGE LEVEL

MOST OF ALL THE ABOVE INSTRUCTION BUT AT A HIGH LEVEL ACCORDING TO EXPERIENCE. CONSENSUS TAKEN TO DETERMINE WHERE TO START FROM. ALSO MATERIAL SELECTED ON BASES OF WHETHER ACTIVITY WOULD BE DONE IN ONE OR TWO DAYS OR A WEEK RESIDENCY. USUALLY I HOLD A CONFERENCE WITH THE CLASS INSTRUCTOR TO FIND OUT WHAT IS NEEDED. THIS IS DONE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE ACTIVITY DATE.

 

Protest Video Tape

Long Version

In Sequence

 

Tape #1

Art Blakey

 

Name Change

Black English

Oscar Brown

 

Call and Response

Olatubji/drums outlawed/Chuck Brown

Bid em in

What the music is to us

Afro Blue/ Coltrane

African Heritage

Coded Message

1960’s Period

Lorain´Hansverry

 

Prejudice

Bricks

Bitterness

Seeing the Black Family

Oscar Brown

 

Embellishing notes

African singing/free pitch

American comparative

Duke Ellington

Eddie Jefferson

Jon Hendricks

 

Judy Collins

Oscar Brown

 

Dance as a protest

History of Recording Trend

James Cleveland and the Gospel and Spiritual

Revolutionary Be Bop

Hollywood Protest/W.E. Dubois

Dance Modifications

Blues/communications

Bo Diddley

 

I’m a Man

Oscar Brown

 

Rhythm and Blues

Cover Songs

Revolutionary 1960’s

Gil Scott Heron

M.L. King

Marvin Gaye

Movin’ on Up

Oscar Brown’s “Brown Baby”

Gil Scott Heron

 

Whitney on the Moon

B Movie

“Nothing biut the Blues” White/Black existence

Albert Collins

Bo Diddley

Willie Dixon

Jerry Wexler

Muddy Waters

B.B. King

Koko Taylor

Exile Necessary

Snobbish Attitude Symphony Hall

Harry Belafonte

 

Banana Boat

Adam Clayton Powell

 

Excerpts and Excerpts

Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie

Jazz and Religion Segment App. 30 mins.

 

Call and Response

Gospel Choir-call and response

Singer with hat

Illinois Jacquet?

Minister and scales and modes

Hardtimes/Deliver Me

Minister in black suit

History noted

Thomas Dorsey singing

Preacher/choir/deacon/congregation/dancing/

analogy-/shouting/riff/lick/quote/going home/stomping/so forth

Willie Dixon talks about the Blues and Muddy Waters

Warrick Carter comments on call and response

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians May 1965

Lester Bowie comments on black music

Minister closeout

 

Slavery in the New South 1994 From CNN: “Faces of Slavery” Atlanta, GA

Eastern North Carolina & South Carolina Gun Toters (shotguns & dogs)

Raleigh, N.C. Augusta, Ga.

Bill Kurtis “American Justice” Mississippi Burning

 

Protest Through Race Movies “Midnight Ramble” American Experience with David McCoughlay. Complete version is on my racism tape. Herb Jeffry talks about black kids aspiration to be a black cowboy.

 

Tape #2

 

SLAVE WHIPPING from cbs “A father For Charlie” with Louis Gossett Jr.

Skin Heads Jaane Whitney Show “White Supremist”

Shades of Intolerance CNN 1994 report

Atlantic Records form A & E TV History and cover records. (cover song history)

Protest in the early 1960’s.

Aretha Franklin and the 60’s. The extermination of Black rhythm and blue by White Rock music.

The Great Migration form Discovery channel promo

Politics in Sports

Fist Raising at Olympics

Mohammad Ali

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