Thursday, October 6, 2011


Steve sent me some sites for JAZZ CHANTS, which I used to use a lot previously. If you want to add a new dimension in your classroom teaching, I've got a copy of some of the books and the audio files.  Come to my office or send me an email and I'll share my copies with you..

This is a good video, aimed at teaching young learners, by Carol Graham who came up with the idea in the 1970s.

Good luck

1 comment:

  1. I love Jazz Chants, even though my musical intelligence is almost non-existent! How did you use them? Was it for a grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation focus? What levels did you use them with?

    I've got a few copies of Graham's books and some audio files as well, so people like me have an idea about the 'rhythm' and the 'beat' of jazz. But, once you get the idea it is really easy to do, and even create your own chants (or better yet, get your students to create some of their own.) :)