Jazz Cats Recorder

Themes and Variations USA

$20.00 
SKU: JC1-P

By Bonnie Rossa and Brad Keller

This illustrated collection of 6 easy-medium jazz pieces for beginning and intermediate recorder players will teach your students about various jazz styles by playing jazzy pieces on the recorder. The kit includes reproducible song sheets, coloring pages for each song, a performance/accompaniment CD, and projectables.

Each song focuses on a different style of jazz from Dixieland to contemporary. Dizzy’s BAG, Bossa Cat and Simba Samba use only the notes B, A, G for the melodies; Dixie Cat adds E. The last two songs, Winka Cat and Cat Walk, include the more challenging B flat. We chose to include B flat because it is a “blues note” (minor third in G major and flatted fifth in E minor). “Blues notes” are an essential ingredient for jazz improvisations.

Each song has a section for improvising (making up the melody). The note choices for improvisation that will fit with the accompaniment are provided for each song. We suggest the beginning improvisers use rhythms from the song’s melody while choosing from the suggested notes to create new melodies. Additional note choices are provided for more advanced students.

The accompaniments on the CD are stylistically accurate and may be used as examples of the represented jazz styles. The songs and advanced soloing scales can be applied to all barred Orff instruments.

Materials Included

In the printed product:
- Printed Book / Audio CD
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- PowerPoint
- SMART Notebook
- Performance Movies
In the download edition:
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- PowerPoint
- SMART Notebook
- Performance Movies

In the CD product:
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- PowerPoint
- SMART Notebook
- Performance Movies

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book with CD you will also receive a download version of the book and the CD. This is to ensure that users without disk drives will still be able to use the disk's contents. When you order a print book/CD you will also receive a download edition at no extra charge. You can use the download materials as reference right away, and will receive the print book/CD in a few days.

Songs Include:

  • Dizzy’s BAG
  • Bossa Cat
  • Simba Samba
  • Dixie Cat
  • Winka Cat
  • Cat Walk

Samples:

Book Sample: View Jazz Cats Book Sample
Audio Sample:  Dizzy’s BAG
Audio Sample:  Dixie Cat CD
Audio Sample:  Winka Cat