Multimedia supplementary material

The video accompanying the study guide presents Wynton Marsalis’s comments on his role and technique as a writer and an artist. It was specifically produced to complement the curriculum, allowing the student to see and hear Marsalis in his own voice. There are seven sections of the video, each corresponding to a theme or topic in the book. The video can be shown in its entirety before and/or after the book is completed. Sections of the video can also be shown at the appropriate time to link with a specific topic. (The video lessons align with Common Core Standards RI 7, CC7, ELA 6, 7 and W 2.)

Audio access to musical examples discussed in the book are available online. A Listener’s Guide is included in the study guide.