This is a 2-week Unit Plan on Musical Improvisation. There are 5 different lessons, each with a day of assessment. The focus is on musical improvisation in American styles such as Jazz and Blues, but there are non-western styles introduced in conjunction such as West African Djembe playing and Indian and Middle Eastern Ragas and Maqams. Hopefully the students will learn a wide variety of improvisation techniques in order to aid them in the development of a real-world professional skill. Also, this will hopefully allow the students to gain a greater appreciation of improvised music and music in general.
Subject Arts — Music Lesson Plans
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity