The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching (7th Edition)

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9780131346031: The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching (7th Edition)

Assuming little or no musical background, this book demonstrates how music works–and how to convey this understanding to others. It helps learners develop skills in teaching music while offering them introductory experiences in playing and reading music. KEY TOPICS The book features over 170 songs, information on learning instruments, and sample lessons. Presented in a non-technical, user-friendly manner, Section I introduces music in the elementary school, the elements of music, music-making activities, curricular approaches and developments, the eclectic world of music, and how to plan and assess music learning. The instrumental instruction section provides information about playing Autoharp, guitar, baritone ukulele, piano, and soprano recorder, as well as information about the singing voice. It features descriptions of hand and body positions, fingerings, and strums, including keyboard drawings, chord frames, tuning instructions, and fingering charts; lists specific songs that may be used in learning to play each instrument individually or in large or small groups. For individuals teaching or preparing to teach music.

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Assuming no musical background, this text provides a fundamental understanding of how music works and demonstrates how to convey this understanding to others. Coverage develops skills in teaching music while offering introductory experiences in playing and reading music.

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With the help of The Musical Classroom, students can develop the understandings and skills they need to teach elementary school music. This market-leading text is a comprehensive resource providing backgrounds for teaching music and learning the Autoharp, recorder, guitar, baritone ukulele, and keyboard The forty-seven model experiences for teaching music (kindergarten through grade five) are the centerpiece to the success of this user-friendly book.

Special features in the Sixth Edition:

  • A CD of fifty-eight songs and instrumental pieces used in the forty-seven lessons
  • Forty-five new songs added to the song anthology to bring the grand total to over 175
  • National Standards for Music Education listed on the inside front cover of the book
  • Extensive resource list of materials and equipment for elementary classroom music covering topics such as jazz, movement, music retailers and distributors, Orff-Schulwerk, and ten others
  • Updated information on sample music software and web sites and the elementary music series
  • Numerous independent, small, and large group projects for college students to create their own lessons, use the National Standards for Music Education, evaluate music software, assess instructional materials, and much, much more

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