Music Fundamentals, Methods, and Materials for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

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9781292021263: Music Fundamentals, Methods, and Materials for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

Designed for prospective teachers without extensive music backgrounds, Music Fundaments, Methods and Materials for the Elementary Classroom Teacher, 5th Edition , provides both a thorough overview of the basic elements of music and a clear sequence of instructional steps that allows readers to participate in the same learning process they will later use as teachers. The text gives a proper overview to the basic elements of music, and a clear sequence of instructional steps in order to teach music to children in elementary school. This market-leading textbook can also be used as a major resource for elementary general music education specialists in the classroom.Packaged with an audio CD for use with the lessons, the text continues to be written in such a way that, once students leave the college classroom, they can easily use the text package as a resource handbook with their own students, without continued music specialist assistance and.

 

Pre-service and practicing teachers will appreciate the range of content covered in this edition including: Teaching the elements of music to children (theory, rhythm, melody, timbre, expressive elements, form, texture, and harmony); Developing music skills (voice instruction, musical instruments, listening activities, and movement); and Organizing musical experiences (lesson planning, and integrating music with other subjects).

 

Noteworthy enhancements made to the fifth edition include: expanded ideas on integrating music across the curriculum to enhance students’ knowledge of language arts, social studies, math and science; icons that represent curricular areas facilitate cross-curricular connections to music; references to the National Standards for Arts Education with direct applications to musical learning; inspirational accompaniment tracks for selected songs using children’s voices; multicultural and patriotic folk songs, rhymes and movement activities; activities on beginning drumming; new helpful guidelines on maintaining vocal health; and more tools and suggestions for the assessment of concepts learned.

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Written for pre-service teachers who will be teaching music to students in Kindergarten through grade 6, this market-leading textbook provides the fundamentals of music education in an accessible and clear manner by providing both a thorough overview of the basic elements of music and a clear sequence of instructional steps that allows readers to participate in the same learning process they will later use as teachers. Packaged with an audio CD for use with the lessons, the text continues to be written in such a way that, once students leave the college classroom, they can feel confident in using the text package as a readily available resource and handbook for teaching their own students the fundamentals of music.

 

Noteworthy enhancements made to this edition include:

  • expanded ideas on integrating music across the curriculum to enhance students’ knowledge of language arts, social studies, math and science
  • special icons that represent curricular areas and facilitate cross-curricular connections to music
  • references to the National Standards for Arts Education with direct applications to musical learning
  • inspirational accompaniment tracks for selected songs using children’s voices
  • more exciting multicultural and patriotic folk songs, rhymes and movement activities; exciting activities on beginning drumming
  • new helpful guidelines on maintaining vocal health
  • additional tools and suggestions for the assessment of concepts learned.

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