A performance of the jazz song 'Slick City Spats' with accompanying animation.

This clip is from:
Music Makers, In the City
First broadcast:
27 February 1998

This clip is useful to help the children explore how music can be visualised. Perhaps first play the clip without the picture and then invite the children to come up with some imagery. You could ask them to draw a picture of one of the scenes - "Where is the song set? Who is the main character of the song and how could he look like?" Or you could first show the clip without the sound and ask the children how they think the accompanying music could sound like. Perhaps play the beginnings of a few songs of different genres, including 'Slick City Spats' and invite the children to identify the matching song. Ask them to explain their choice - how do sound and vision work together?