(A Jazz Collection for the Orff Classroom)
Patrick Ware - Beatin' Path Publications LLC
Most of the pieces are layered ostinati with a melody; you decide when to layer in parts, how many times to repeat a section, when to begin improvised solos, and what instrument combination to use. Each piece has a lesson guide which includes listening-with-commentary, a brief analysis, methodology for teaching, an extension activity, suggestions for adding unpitched rhythm, and incorporating improvisation. The included CD-ROM contains visual aids to help with ensemble and solo instrument setup, MP3 audio files for each piece, and full scores and student parts.