The Music Teacher's Book of Lists (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)

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9780130938329: The Music Teacher's Book of Lists (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)

This unique resource for music teachers includes 298 reproducible lists related to all areas of general, choral, and instrumental music to help them develop instructional materials and planm lessons for elementary and secondary students. Materials are conveniently organized into 9 sections-- from lists of composers to lists of instruments and songs (including current pop music).

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This unique information source and time-saver for music teachers includes 298 lists related to all areas of genera, choral, and instrumental music for use in developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students.

Included are a broad range of lists conveniently organized into nine sections and printed in a big 8 1/2" x 11" format for easy photocopying of any list as many times as needed for use with individual student and groups.

Here's just a brief description of the kind of interesting and useful information you'll find in each section:

I. RUDIMENTS OF MUSIC: 33 lists of the basics of music, such as "Notes and Their Pitch Names" ... "Major Scales and Their Key Signature" ... and "Famous Compositions Illustrating Various Rhythms"

II. MUSIC THEORY: 18 helpful lists, including "Cadences" ... "Some Rules of Four-Part Harmony" ... "Common Harmonic Progressions" ... and "Forms and Compositional Techniques"

III. COMPOSERS & THEIR WORKS 61: lists ranging from "Pre-Baroque Composer" and representative period composers for the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Periods, to famous composers born each month of the year and the major works of 18 major composers — from Bach and Beethoven to Verdi and Vaughn-Williams

IV. INSTRUMENT & INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES: 56 varied lists covering each instrument, such as "Predecessors of the Piano" ... "Famous Composer of Oran Music" ... "Compositions Featuring the Cello" ... "Brass Instrument Virtuosi" ... "Compositions Featuring the Various Woodwind Instruments" ... "Famous Orchestra Conductors".. and "European Music Festivals"

V. OPERA & VOCAL MUSIC: 28 lists ranging from "Types of Voices," "Vocal Music Terms," and "A History of Vocal Genre," to "Famous Opera Stars Past and Present," ... "Operas with Historical Themes" ... "The Operas of Gilbert & Sullivan" ... "The Operas of Wagner" ... "Famous Librettists"

VI. MUSIC HISTORY: 10 lists offering general characteristics of each periods " Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century " as well as highlights in the development of the orchestra and music instruments

VII. POPULAR MUSIC: 35 lists to "jazz up'your curriculum, such as "Rock and Roll Notables" ... "Top Tunes of the 1920's"(and each decade through the 1990's) ... "Country Music Artists" ... "Drug-Related Rock and Roll Deaths" ... and "Tony Awards for Best Musical"

VIII. DANCE & BALLET: 13 useful lists, for example, "Famous Ballet Companies" ... "Representative Dances of Various Countries" ... "U.S. Dance Companies" ... and "Famous Female Choreographers"

IX. MUSIC IN EDUCATION: 44 lists to help you stay abreast of the latest trends in education, including "Civil War Song" ... "National Anthems of Various Countries" ... "Significant African-American Musicians" ... "Children's Literature Related to Music History" ..."Books to Integrate Music with Science and Social Studies Themes" ... Videos Suitable for the Music Program" ... and "CD ROMs Related to Music"

In short, The Music Teacher's Book of Lists provides an unparalleled, all-in-one reference packed with information and ideas that will save you hours of research and preparation time and help you enliven and enrich both the teaching and learning of music!

About the Author:

The authors are sisters who used the unique combination of their varied skills and experiences to develop this resource book for teachers.
Cynthia Meyers Ross holds a bachelor of music degree from the State university of New York at Potsdam, Crane School of Music. Her post-graduate work has been done at the university of Tennessee, Knoxville, as well as Catholic university in Washington, D.C. She has taught music in the public schools (nursery through grade 12) for ten years in New York and Virginia. In 1989, she left the public schools to devote herself full-time to building a Suzuki studio in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area. She is a member of the Suzuki association of the Americas, as well as the Suzuki Association of the Greater Washing Area, for which she serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the string division. She is the Suzuki mother of a violinist, Catherine, age 9.

Karen Meyers Stangl received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Oneonta. As a classroom teacher for the last twenty years she has taught grades 1-6. She has been active on many committees, involves in writing and editing a variety of curriculum material, and has taught staff-development seminars. In the past, she has worked with the gifted program and has recently been the lead teacher for a newly developed program for at-risk students. She is currently working as a first grade teacher in Strafford County, Virginia, where she integrates the fine arts into her whole-language program.

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