Building Blocks of Jazz – Drums
Grades: 5 - 12

Video Description: Phil Dunlap and guest Kevin Gianino look at the technique and instrumentation of jazz drums, the basics of a drum set, as well as the rhythms of swing and bossa nova.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Jazz-6**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • If drums are available, have students practice swing patterns based on demonstrations seen in the video.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.