Jerry Ross Elementary, Crown Point, Indiana
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
1 or 2 sessions Minutes
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of Jazz elements and styles
How to listen to and mute tracks on ProTools
Experience in compare/contrast of musical styles and elements
NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:
NAfME Standards of 1994: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
NAfME 2014: Responding
Prepared ProTools file
Students will access music samples from ProTools.
Students will listen to, analyze, describe and compare various
Prepare a ProTools session of various jazz samples.
Prepare a worksheet detailing what you want the student to compare and contrast. (My worksheet had two examples of same/different comparisons, one of comparison explanation, one that asked to student to project what he thought the piece would sound like from the title and compare to actual sample, and finally, choose favorite piece and tell, in musical terms, why .
5 minutes – Have students find the Jazz Session in ProTools. Pass out worksheets. Go over directions and comparison procedures. You may want to review how to mute tracks.
Remainder of time – Students complete worksheets.
Students could find files to compare and import them.