Energize Your Secondary Jazz/Pep/Horn Band
PlayTheGroove handpicks fun, current jazz and world jams which is seamlessly infused into a flexible, unit-based approach that integrates sight-reading, playing by ear, and creative expression from day one.
We do this by:
• Crafting high-quality sheet music for all instruments
• Adding dynamic resources and pedagogy
• Empowering aspiring musicians and fortify teachers
• Helping to transition learning experiences into the 21st century through goal-driven innovation and technology.
Platinum Unison Packs
We’re doing something different for jazz band. PlayTheGroove (PTG) offers a new series of charts and teaching methods of current jazz and world jams. “Platinum Unison Packs” (PUPs) are crafted to work for any instrumentation from 3 to 25 or more players. PTG offers inclusivity; all students engage in a modular and flexible, unified learning experience. We embrace student-led practices for all instrumentations and emphasize modern learning objectives and competencies. Performing is one goal alongside addressing the “individual,” and the creative process. And wait till you hear the content of current jazz and world jams––it’s not like anything you’ve heard for schools groups––we guarantee it!
You can use these packs for:
The benefits of Platinum Unison Packs include:
Platinum Unison Packs include:
Teacher Reference Elements & Guidelines:
Musical Parts: (each chart is the same):
Melody - Horns/Woodwinds Strings (unison based):
Guitar (all w/ TAB):
Our Core Beliefs
Everyone Plays the Melody
PlayTheGroove is a new playground for discovery, growth, and musical exploration and creativity for remote, hybrid, or in-class situations.
Students Enjoy Practice
Reduces Student Dropouts
Every instrument plays beginning to end: more captivating and engaging than counting 37 bars of rests.
Engage youth in performance ensembles with music and music education methods that are relevant and accessible to them.
Music Has Cultural Substance
We hand-picked relevant music that is current and reflects society and classrooms.
Music is a gateway. There’s a lot to learn!
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In March 2020, the pandemic robbed millions of young musicians and their teachers of the chance to play together in school.