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Teaching Towards Musical Understanding: A Handbook for the Elementary Grades, 1st edition

  • Amanda P. Montgomery

Published by Pearson Canada (February 1st 2002) - Copyright © 2002

1st edition

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Overview

Appropriate for use in Elementary Music Methods course offered in most education programs in universities and university-colleges across Canada.

Appropriate for use in Elementary Music Methods courses offered in most education and music programs in universities and university-colleges across Canada, Teaching Towards Musical Understanding: A Handbook for the Elementary Grades, provides pre-service teachers with a comprehensive look at teaching music to children in the elementary grades. Age appropriate music, classroom activities, and teaching strategies are provided for all aspects of elementary school music. Research is presented side by side with its pedagogical implications leading students to make significant connections between theory and practice. This text is ideal for pre-service education students who will be required to teach music as generalist/classroom teachers as well as teachers who are preparing to be music specialists. This is the only Canadian text available for either audience.

Table of contents



Preface.


Acknowledgements.

I. SETTING THE STAGE.

 1. Introduction.

 2. Context for Teaching.

 3. The Musical Classroom.

II. AUTHENTIC MUSICAL EXPERIENCES.

 4. Singing.

 5. Playing Classroom Instruments.

 6. Improvising and Composing.

 7. Listening to Music.

 8. Moving with Music.

 9. Reading and Writing Music.

III. CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES.

10. Beat/Tempo/Metre.

11. Rhythm.

12. Pitch.

13. Dynamics, Timbre and Expressive Elements.

14. Form.

15. Texture/Harmony.

IV. CURRICULAR PLANNING.

16. Daily and Long range Planning.

17. Assessment and Evaluation.

V. FINALE.

18. Thoughts for the Future.

Appendix-Musical Symbols.

Glossary.

Music Index.

Subject Index.

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