Jigsaw Jam, is a collection of short ensemble pieces for beginner instrumentalists. These can be played alone, or joined together in any order (like a jigsaw), to make one big piece.

The main piece is The Sky. This has parts for every instrument that is likely to be taught in a classroom or instrumental group. It can be performed with any combination of instruments along with a piano or backing track accompaniment.

The parts have been written as much as possible using the first three notes learned on each instrument. There is also a vocal part that can be added.

The other "pieces" that can be added to the "jigsaw" are for each instrumental section on their own (strings, woodwind, brass, recorders, pitched percussion, ocarinas, harmonicas, guitars and ukuleles). The pieces can be played from music, or learned by ear.

Jigsaw Jam can be played by any size of ensemble. It is a fun piece to celebrate the first achievement of learning an instrument.

Download Teaching Resources

 

Download Scores

Beach Huts &
Bandstands

Sinister Seagulls

For voice and ukulele

Parasols & Picnics

For guitars

Waves on Water

For pitched percussion

 

Video Introduction & Performance

 
 

Download Jigsaw Jam Backing Tracks

Backing tracks are available in two versions. "Performance" is for ordinary play, whereas "Practice" is slower in tempo to aid learning.

 

License

  • © Copyright 2012 Music for Youth / Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

 

File Formats

  • All scores are in provided in pdf format. A free pdf reader can be downloaded from: http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/.
  • To download and save a pdf file to your your hard disk, right-click (Control-click on a Mac) the link for your chosen score, and select "Save Link As..."

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March 2017
April 2017
Fri 14 April
NUT Annual Conference

         Groups performing:

         Torfaen Music Centre Dominant 7th

·         Red Rug

·         Saxanova

·         Caerleon Comprehensive School String Quartet

Sat 15 April
NUT Annual Conference

         Groups performing:

         Torfaen Music Centre Dominant 7th

·         Red Rug

·         Saxanova

·         Caerleon Comprehensive School String Quartet

Sun 16 April
NUT Annual Conference

         Groups performing:

         Torfaen Music Centre Dominant 7th

·         Red Rug

·         Saxanova

·         Caerleon Comprehensive School String Quartet

July 2017
Tue 04 July
National Festival
Wed 05 July
National Festival

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