The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching (7th Edition)
- Binding: Spiral-bound
- Author: Patricia Hackett;Carolyn A. Lindeman
- Publish Date: 2006-01-29
Assuming little or no musical background, this book demonstrates how music worksâand 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.