Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Marsalis on Music|
Actors: Wynton Marsalis, Seiji Ozawa
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Marsalis on Music is the young people's music series of our time. The series is hosted by Wynton Marsalis, the most popular and acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, as well as a distinguished classical performer. Hel... more »
Great DVD content but...
Carlos Lopez Nataren | Mexico City, MEXICO | 11/16/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this on a cable channel a while ago, and I was so glad to finally see this on DVD (it was only available on VHS), I read the review of the other same title DVD and I decided to get this because this one seemed not to have the 1:30 Devine comercial, to my bad luck the person who shipped my product from amazon apparently didn't have a clue of this and sent me the Devine (cheaper) one and I paid the price for this one :-( I don't even know if I could something about it.
Wynton Marsalis is the best by the way. Thank you Wynton for this great series. One recommendation for the future in DVD, the one on Duke Ellington, I think it was called "In Duke we trust" or something like that."
Wonderful information, but a little pricey.
C. J. Fuller | Michigan | 11/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't recommend these DVDs enough. Wynton Marsalis communicates the fundamentals of jazz using illustrations from everyday life (playing basketball, etc.) in a compelling, visually interesting way. His use of famous contemporary musicians (including gifted children) makes the lessons more inspiring, as do the artistic backdrops and illustrations. Simple enough for beginners, but complex enough to keep intermediate students interested, these lessons appeal to both children and adults. Each of the four DVD's ("Why Toes Tap" [rhythm], "Listening for Clues" [form], "Sousa to Satchmo" [the jazz band], and "Tackling the Monster" [on practice]) may be purchased separately, though, so consider that when purchasing. The price is high for the set, which is why I rated this with 4 stars, but I know of nothing else that communicates these ideas as concisely and as down-to-earth in such a fun way. This would be a good addition to a school media library, or a homeschool co-op."
Great set for classroom use
xeno | 03/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this series. It is great for use in the music classroom as a launching point for discussion into a wide variety of topics. It is well designed for use in the middle school. I think most would try to use it as material for a day when they were going to be absent, but it easy to create worksheets or discussion questions with the videos with a pre-viewing of the videos."