Lil’ Liza Jane & Jazz


Lyrics

I’ve got a house in Baltimore
Lil’ Liza Jane
Street car runs right by my door
Lil’ Liza Jane
Oh Eliza, Lil’ Liza Jane
Oh Eliza, Lil’ Liza Jane


Ideas

I have used this with 4th graders to teach syncopation and dotted quarter note. The instrumentation shows how I group different students to play the patterns that I want them to experience. A xylophone bordun could be added on D and A.

Then, I show the students the youtube video of a jazz band playing it. (See below).

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