Students will listen to the book Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka read in an ordinary manner. They will listen to and analyze the rhythm of Now's The Time by Charlie Parker. The teacher will re-read the book with the swing rhythm and dynamic contrast. The class will be divided into four groups. They will add rhythmic, dynamic interest, and movement to four phrases from the book. Groups will perform their phrase for the class.
In this resource, students will be introduced to the concept of call and response. Call and response is a form of communication that is used every day and can also be heard in music. It is a type of communication that uses rhythms and patterns. In this activity, students will create a new call and response.