Jazz Bandstand

Jazz Bandstand

Designed to help students memorize jazz players, instruments, and styles, this activity puts students in the Producer’s seat.

Students are asked to re-create a style of Jazz by building an ensemble from a palette of available jazz greats. As the game play proceeds, the activity’s difficulty increases by the amount of musicians available to choose from.

As students place musicians on the stage, the musician plays a loop synonymous with that style of music. If the wrong musicians are paired together, the resulting song is out-of-time and off-key. The proper mix results in a pleasant tune that represents the appropriate style.

Due to the complexity of this activity, the files are downloaded to the user’s hard-drive, then installed. This prevents repeated lengthy download times and allows students using their own computers to track their progress using levels of game-play.

To play this demo, you need to download the file below, then unzip to a folder on your Desktop. The current version of this game is only available for Miami faculty and students.

Download demo for Mac (7.6 Mb)

Download demo for PC (6.9 Mb)

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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