This space features lessons, songs, videos and articles created by JECO members for use in classrooms and studios, ages K through adult. Publications by our membership are also made available for personal study. Thanks to their generosity, we can share these teaching and learning resources with all JECOhio.org visitors.
If you have a lesson, published article or presentation you’d like to share, please attach it to an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. We love hearing about what fellow jazz educators are bringing to their classrooms and rehearsals.
Free Big Band Chart
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Take the “A” Train Dance by Bill Burns (grades 2-5)
A movement activity for grades 2-5 to be used with “Take the A Train.” The online lesson is available to members! MP4 Video
Miles Davis Poem – rap to accompany the melody of “So What” from the album Kind of Blue – Bill Burns (4th grade)
Beboppers 101 – Bill Burns (1-6 general music)
ANCILLARY TEACHING MATERIALS
PUBLICATIONS & CLINIC MATERIALS
- Beginning Jazz Improvisation: A Rhythmic Approach by Dr. Jeff Boehm
- October 2008 Triad article by Dr. Scott Garlock
- Learn Your Chords, Kid! by Bradley Sowash, Triad, Summer 2011
- The Ugly Truth About Music Advocacy by Jay Welenc, Triad, Fall 2010
- Helping Your Jazz Band Students Perform Beyond the Sheet Music by Todd Hartman, Triad, Winter 2012
- More Than the Blues: Insights Into The Jazz Ensemble Score Preparation & Editing Process by Michael Parkinson
- The Improv Totem Pole by Bill Burns (get all clinic materials by joining JECO!)
- The Improv Totem Pole II by Dan Nicora (get all clinic materials by joining JECO!)
Music on the Ohio: The Call of the River provides an historical overview of steamboating in general, and the music and musicians that performed on those steamboats. It features interviews with riverlorian Travis Vasconcelos, historian Willam Kenney, and showboat musician Pat Carr.