Can I Play You My Song?: The Compositions and Invented Notations of Children

Can I Play You My Song?: The Compositions and Invented Notations of Children

by Rena Upitis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435087053

ISBN-13: 9780435087050

Pub. Date: 05/18/1992

Publisher: Heinemann

Author and educator Rena Upitis has written a unique book to help regular classroom and private music teachers recognize and foster children's attempts at notating music as they engage in improvisation and composition. Through a colorful, engaging narrative, Upitis describes a "whole music" classroom where teachers, using a child-centered environment, can introduce

Overview

Author and educator Rena Upitis has written a unique book to help regular classroom and private music teachers recognize and foster children's attempts at notating music as they engage in improvisation and composition. Through a colorful, engaging narrative, Upitis describes a "whole music" classroom where teachers, using a child-centered environment, can introduce activities encouraging children to compose and notate their own works. Familiar techniques from a whole language classroom — such as the use of writing folders and conferencing — are refashioned in a music context.

Including over seventy examples of children's invented notations, comparing the development of music notations with invented spellings, Can I Play You My Song? is full of ideas for individual projects, small group compositions, and full-class works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435087050
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
05/18/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.46(d)

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