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Music in the education of children

Author: Bessie R Swanson
Publisher: San Francisco : Wadsworth Pub. Co., [1961]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bessie R Swanson
OCLC Number: 270704
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Music for children: its challenges : The value of music ; A program with many facets ; Who is responsible for music teaching? ; Organization of a music handbook --
2. Songs and singing voices : The child voice emerges : Variations in children's singing ; Classroom singing situations ; What to do about out-of-tune voices ; Voices in the intermediate grades ; Singing experiences beyond the classroom --
The repertoire for singing : What is a good song? ; Songs for the world in which children live --
3. The use of rhythm instruments : Recommended instruments ; The exploration of sound and the enrichment of songs ; A study of the elements of rhythm ; The study of musical form and instrumentation --
4. Using melody and harmony instruments : The melody instruments : Song enrichments ; Playing melodies ; Exploratory and creative uses ; Recorder-type instruments ; The orchestral instruments --
Playing harmony parts : The autoharp as an introduction to harmony ; Harmony with other instruments --
5. Management of the singing situation : Planning and preparation : Scheduling and seating ; The teacher's voice ; Tuning up to sing a song --
Teaching the song : Teaching the song with the voice ; Using recorded song materials ; The use of song books --
Broader singing experiences : Learning to sing harmony parts ; Student management of singing ; Using the piano and other accompaniments --
6. Promoting musical understanding and creativity through singing : Understanding the elements of music ; Syllables and scale numbers ; Group creativity in songs --
7. The use of bodily movement : Basic experiences at the primary level : Approaches to rhythmic and creative movement ; Early interpretive movement ; Characterizations and drama ; Noticing detail in musical composition --
Promoting movement in the intermediate grades : Rhythmic participation in the study of marches ; Varied approaches to dancing ; Song interpretation through movement --
8. Experiences in listening to music : Learning to listen ; Descriptive elements in program music ; Color, design, and form in music ; Composers, instruments, and concerts --
9. Music in the social studies and other considerations : Music in the social studies: resources and organization ; Talent from varied sources ; Evaluation in music ; A new teacher beginning the year --
Appendix A. Reference material for music theory and notation --
Appendix B. Basic song series ; Record series ; Record companies and sources of catalogs for educational use ; Films, listings for educational use ; Companies supplying classroom instruments.
Responsibility: Bessie R. Swanson.

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