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Be Not Afraid, Friends of All-Northwest NAfME

You too can be acamazing!!!
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Kristina Ploeger

on 19 February 2015

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Transcript of Be Not Afraid, Friends of All-Northwest NAfME

Improvisation through Mash Ups & Riff Offs ...
Have you seen Pitch Perfect? You too can be ac-amazing!

Be Not Afraid, Friends of All-Northwest NAfME

Solfege!!!
So ... our students know some songs with similar chords ... now what? Well, what else do they know?
Urban Upbeat Funky Drums 03 from Garage Band
Great. For a few reasons ...
You may say, "But, Kristina, those are essentially just Mash Ups or Riff Offs ... not really improvisation - more just 'on the spot' arranging."
as warm ups
So many four chord songs...
Circle Songs
C'mon ... admit it ... you know a lot of these ...
Rock / Blues Funky Drums 02 from Garage Band
World Funky Latin Drums 01 from GarageBand
It is a "Gateway" activity for comfort with truly original improvisation.
as a way to experiment with modality
as a way to freely examine any musical concept you are trying to figure out!
as a way to experiment with tonality
as a way to experiment with rhythm
Now for ..... ta da .... wait for it .... Jazz Improvisation
It ties into the previous National Standards in SO MANY ways...
and gives you an engaging way to carry them out.
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
Let us think for a moment about the Common Anchors #1 & #2 in the category of “Creating” in the new NAfME “Core Music Standards – Ensemble Strand.”
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