OnMusic Jazz offers students a listening-based approach to the development of America’s unique art form. The course includes a comprehensive overview of the main repertoire with performers placed in their historical and cultural context through numerous musical selections and videos.
OnMusic Jazz has it all: an exceptional author with a fresh perspective, a richly interactive online approach from concept to release, and the service of a small, but innovative publisher with an impeccable record of instructor and student satisfaction. Whether you teach online, in a traditional classroom, or in a hybrid/blended environment, make OnMusic Jazz your textbook for your introductory Jazz course. Review today for adoption tomorrow!
Whether you teach an online, face to face, or a hybrid course, OnMusic Jazz offers an easy-to-use, turn-key solution for your course. The course has seamless integration of text, music, and testing – designed for maximum instructor efficiency and best possible student experience.
A complete course featuring online integrated text, more full-length music selections than any other Jazz title, lesson objectives for every section, interactive learning modules, assessments, self-study tools, auto-graded quizzes and exams, discussion topics, and administrative tools
A Basics of Music chapter covering scales, pitches, rhythm, and meter
Over 175 pieces of music, the most extensive selection of streaming music for this course in higher education
150 of the greatest Jazz artists profiled: their music, their lives, and their world
Multimedia and interactive content: key word and concept activities, flash cards, test yourself, discover video, and more
Fully customizable content allows instructors to create their own individual approach to the content and share their unique jazz experience with their students
Unmatched instructor and student support, free-of-charge for all administrative and set up functions
Music Selections – With over 175 pieces of music (all complete and no excerpts), every chapter in this title streams a number of complete pieces from the repertoire. Click here to see a list.
Discover Video – Videos in every chapter reinforce student understanding and engagement. Our video applet keeps students on the page and on task.
Listening Guides – Listening guides help students explore the inner workings of a piece of music. Our listening guides examine structure, text, texture, instrumentation, style, and more.
Witness to Jazz – Short profiles of composers and key players of the period include interesting facts and personal stories of the most significant Jazz personalities.
Written Assignments – Three optional written assignments are included in OnMusic Jazz.
Assessments – OnMusic Jazz includes short assessments at the end of each topic, along with a midterm and final exam, all of which can be used as is or customized to fit your needs.