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  1. Duke Ellington “Take the A Train”

  2. Jazzy Melody • What is Melody? • A) A sofa • B) A girl’s name • C) a pleasing series of musical notes that form the main part of a song or piece of music Answer: C

  3. Can you identify the instrument with the melody? A) Clarinet B) Trumpet C) Saxophone D) Theremin

  4. Jazz melody a combination of European musical elements with existing African-based music. • + =

  5. Something else took over the melody!

  6. What emotions does the melody evoke?

  7. Do you like the melody? WHY?!

  8. Everyone else likes it too! “Take The A Train” has become one of the most popular and influential jazz songs of all time!

  9. References • http://www.biography.com/people/duke-ellington-9286338 • http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melody • http://altomusic.com/shop/Clarinets_cid289.am • http://musicalmart.net/shop/index.php?cPath=21_30 • http://electricka.com/etaf/muses/music/musical_instruments/musical_instrument_lineup/the_lineup/the_theremin/the_theremin_home.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz • http://whatscookingamerica.net/LisaJaworski/SummerAfternoonTea.htm • http://blog.africaimports.com/wordpress/2009/02/the-importance-of-drums-in-african-tradition/ • http://www.thejazztrumpeter.com/ • http://electricguitar.umwblogs.org/ • http://sdward.com/overcoming-destructive-emotions/ • http://www.hdwpapers.com/steam_locomotive_wallpaper_4-wallpapers.html • http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=6521 • http://www.biblebeltbabylon.com/2006_12_01_biblebeltbabylon_archive.html