Mary Had a Little Jazz - An Activity for Pitched Percussion

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Time for Mary to get her groove on! In this fun take on Mary Had a Little Lamb, expose your kids to the wonders of the 12-bar blues, I-IV-V chord accompaniment, and blues lyric form. Perfect for any pitched percussion you have including (but not limited to) xylophones, metallopones, glockenspiels, chime bars, hand bells, and Boomwhackers®. Students will sing and play accompaniment to the traditional nursery rhyme and then compare/contrast their experience with the jazz-blues version. Includes original blues song, accompaniment mp3's, and create-your-own blues worksheet to get your kids thinking creatively.

(Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark. Name used with permission from Rhythm Band Instruments LLC.)

Included in this File:
-Mary Had a Little Jazz PowerPoint Presentations (traditional nursery rhyme and 3 versions of blues chords)
-Lesson PDF - sheet music for traditional nursery rhyme & blues version, Compare/Contrast Worksheet, Create-Your-Own Blues Worksheet, & lesson plan
-Student Handout PDF - Black and White version of PowerPoint slides (for small group work)
-Accompaniment Tracks - MP3 accompaniment for traditional nursery rhyme and original blues version

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Fonts: KG The Last Time, SF Cartoonist Hand, and Music Teacher Font
Graphics licensed from Little Red, Gabby’s Classroom, Dancing Crayon Designs, and Bubbly Borders


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79 usuable
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90 minutes
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