April 2015

April 2015 Lesson Plans

Find lesson plans for the April 2015 issue of In Tune.

Influences: Jamie Cullum to Louis Jordan - Looking through history to trace the roots of Jamie Cullum’s jazz/piano pop style.
Icon: Earl Hines - Looking into the history of composer and bandleader Earl Hines, and how he came to be known for his inventive approach to jazz.
Big Sound in Small Packages - Understanding the history that led up to the development of small but powerful amplifiers.
Miranda Lambert: From Nashville Star to Superstar - Reviewing the career of country success story Miranda Lambert, from her struggles as a teen to her recent Grammy wins.
“Happy” at the GRAMMYs - Getting an inside perspective on the performance and unique arrangement of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Techniques: Vocal Warmups - Caring for your vocal cords as muscles with a set of vowel- and technique-oriented warmups.
Bonus CD: Ella Henderson’s “Glow” - LISTENING GUIDE: ELLA HENDERSON’S “GLOW” Meets National Core Arts Anchor Standards 1 and 7 Objectives Conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (Anchor
Bonus CD: Marching Bands, Part 4 of 4 - Marching Bands, Part 4 of 4: Your First Steps   Meets National Core Arts Anchor Standards 5, 7, and 9 Objectives Perceive and analyze artistic work (Anchor Standard #7)
Bonus CD: Music of the States—Washington - MUSIC OF THE STATES: WASHINGTON Meets National Core Arts Anchor Standards 7, 9, and 11 Objectives Perceive and analyze artistic