The Flying Jazz Kittens Book/CD
set contains music and ideas to
explore jazz style rhythms and
beginning improvisation activities for
children in the elementary music
It is designed for the elementary
teacher who is looking for
some fun, hands-on activities
in the area of jazz music to
incorporate into their curriculum.
Finally, here are some materials
designed just for you! No prior
jazz experience is necessary.
All of the activities in this book
have been tested in the music
classroom and edited with the help
of other music teachers, jazz
musicians and many classroom experiments.
Each activity is simple with many variations to try so that teachers
can use what works best for them. The instruments used for the activities are centered around those typically found in the general music classroom. This could include drums,
xylophones, glockenspiels, recorders, and various
small percussion instruments.
Choirs, beginning band and private students will also find
this book useful for vocal/ instrumental jazz warm-up
activities with the CD using the open blues tracks in the
keys of concert C & G. Scat words are printed in the book
to copy and laminate to use in activities throughout the
book. The activities can be easily adapted for traveling
Also included are four blues melodies with fun
"Kid Friendly" words to sing. The CD contains recordings
with vocal and performance tracks of these melodies in
keys that will work for young voices (C & G) as well as
keys that will work well for improvising on recorders or
xylophones (B & E). The possibilities are endless!