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8th Music Scope and Sequence

Key Questions:

What is the origin of Blues and Jazz?
How do musicians improvise?
How do we apply our knowledge of music to playing contemporary pieces?

Focus Points:

Study jazz music, from early roots to Bebop and beyond
Participate in improvisation and solo performances
Snapshot:

Perform at 8th grade graduation
Demonstrate mastery of complex chords and chord progressions through a variety of musical performances