Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coltrane Animated

Here's a clever little video in which the sheet music to John Coltrane's Giant Steps is matched to the audio recording.



Thanks to Open Culture for the video.

Applications for Education
This video might be of use and interest to music teachers as an introduction to Jazz or listening exercise.

Back when I was playing the tuba in high school, listening to the audio recordings of the pieces we were learning sped-up the process of learning the music. The same is probably true today. If by chance your high school jazz band is trying to learn Giant Steps, this video might be helpful to your students.