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