|Class 12||Wednesday, November 24|
Wednesday In-Person Class is on!
It's kind of a weird day to have class (i.e. the day before Thanksgiving) but we'll do it anyway. One of the reasons is that I really like teaching these jazz classes and I'd be sad if it was all consigned to online. Come listen to some fun music.
Assignment #50: Roots of African-American Music
With this unit we are diving deep into some of the origins of American music. Please read my online lecture on African influences in Early African-American music.
Then Assignment #50 has eleven questions for you.
This assignment will be due before Class 13 (Wed, Dec 1).
Assignment #51: New Orleans-Style Jazz and the Swing Era
We did this one together in class on Nov 25.
The online material for this assignment comes in two parts:
Assignment #51 asks you thirteen questions about all of this stuff.
This one is also due before Class 13 (Wed Dec 1).
Assignment #52: Bebop, Cool Jazz and Hard Bop
First, please read our online coverage of these jazz movements from the mid-1940s onwards. It is in two parts:
Then, Assignment #52 asks you thirteen questions.
This one is also due before Class 13 (Wed, Dec 1).
More Jazz Resources
We've got playlists that cover the most important tracks from the Jazz units:
And I made you a special page about the history of jazz singers.
From week eleven:
Asst #45: Robert Schumann's Carnaval
Asst #46: Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream
Asst #47: Chopin and Liszt
Asst #48: Pictures at an Exhibition
...all due today, Nov 24
and Asst #49: Romantic Opera is due next week
Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody