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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.
|1||"But I don't know how to read music--how can I teach it?"||1|
|2||Creating a Rich Music Setting||19|
|3||The Development of Children's Invented Music Notations||41|
|4||Interactions Between Performance and Notation||79|
|5||Enhancing Children's Invented Notations||103|
|6||A Whole Music Approach to Becoming a Musician||145|
|Appendix A: Issues of General Cognitive Growth||153|
|Appendix B: The Nursery Blues||163|
|Glossary of Musical Terms||173|