Music in Childhood: From Preschool through the Elementary Grades (with Audio CD) / Edition 3

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As inspirational as it is informative, this text combines the best research and practical knowledge to give music education students the necessary tools to take to their future classroom. This comprehensive text presents contemporary theories and practices of music education including strategies for developing pitch, vocal, rhythmic, instrumental, listening, movement and creative responses in children. It includes chapters on technology, multiculturalism, motivation and management, special learners, assessment, and curriculum integration and development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534595487
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Shehan Campbell is a professor of music at the University of Washington. She is a certified teacher of the Dalcroze eurhythmics and has lectured and published widely on music, children, and pedagogy. She is author of TEACHING MUSIC GLOBALLY, SONGS IN THEIR HEADS, and LESSONS FROM THE WORLD.

Carol Scott-Kassner is a writer and consultant in Music Education. An expert in the musical growth of young children, she has written and spoken extensively on that topic. She is co-author of WORLD OF MUSIC and the MUSIC CONNECTION and MAKING MUSIC series of textbooks for grades K, 1, and 2.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition x
1 The Multiple Meanings of Music for Children 1
Music's Many Functions 2
Music at the Curricular Core 4
Children's Musical Capacities 6
Music's Historical Role in the Curriculum 8
Music for Children in a Changing Society 11
A Musical Future 12
2 From Theory to Practice in Teaching Music to Children 15
Stage and Phase Theories 18
Theories of Musical Play and Socialization 21
A Constructivist Theory of Meaning Making 22
Social Learning and Reinforcement Theories 24
Learning Style Theories 27
Theories of Instruction 32
Relating Theory to Practice 35
The Classroom Environment 35
A Child-Centered Curriculum 37
The Teacher as Transmitter 38
Instructional Strategies 40
Informed Teaching 42
3 Motivation and Management 45
Motivation 46
Foundations of Managing Student Behaviors 53
Scenario 67
4 Methods of Teaching Music to Children 71
Dalcroze 72
Kodaly 76
Orff 78
Other Approaches 81
A Comparison of Methods and Techniques 88
A Personal Method 89
5 Rhythm and the Child 95
Rhythm and Child Development 96
Rhythm in Speech 98
Rhythm in Movement 103
The Pulse 104
Meter 105
Durations and Their Patterns 107
Mnemonics 116
Notation 119
Syncopations 122
Polyrhythms 122
From Natural Rhythms to Rhythmic Training 123
6 Pitch and the Child 129
Growth in Understanding of Linear Pitch Structures 130
Discrimination and Contour Awareness 131
Pitch Relations and Melodic Motion 136
Advanced Pitch Concepts 138
Growth in Understanding of Vertical Pitch Structures 141
Helping Children to Think Musically 142
7 The Singing Child 147
The Developing Child Voice 148
Physical Training for the Child Voice 152
Toward Accurate Singing 155
The Vocal Model 162
Selecting and Teaching Songs 164
How to Teach Singing in Parts 168
Children's Choirs 174
Assessment of Singing 175
Reasons to Sing 176
Scenario 177
8 The Listening Child 181
The Development of Perceptive Listening 182
The Development of Attitudes toward Music 183
Building Skills of Aural Perception 184
Student Construction of Listening Experiences 192
Building an Aural Repertoire 194
Listening Sequence 195
Assessment of Listening 201
Keys to Listening 202
Scenario 203
9 The Moving Child 207
Movement and Child Development 209
Precepts and Principles of Movement 213
Prelude to Movement-Based Musical Experiences 213
Dalcroze Eurhythmics 218
Creative Movement 225
Dance 229
Assessment of Moving 236
Movement for Musical Development 237
Scenario 237
10 The Playing Child 241
Developmental Sequence 242
The Body as a Percussion Instrument 245
Nonpitched Percussion Instruments 246
Pitched Instruments 254
Harmony Instruments 260
Assessment of Playing Instruments 266
The Benefits of Instrumental Study 267
Scenario 268
11 The Creating Child 271
Developmental Sequence 272
Creative Thinking 273
Exploration and Discovery 274
Improvisation 274
Composition 277
Assessment 286
The Rewards of Nurturing Creativity in Music 288
Scenario 289
12 Curriculum Design 293
The Nature of Curriculum 294
Types and Sources of Curriculum 295
Planning a Curriculum 296
Implementing a Curriculum 300
Distilling the Essence of Curriculum 313
13 Assessment and Evaluation 316
Evaluation 318
Testing and Measurement 319
Assessment 320
Tracking Student Growth 330
Reporting to Parents 332
Distilling the Essence of Assessment and Evaluation 334
14 Technology for Music Instruction 337
Technology Available for Teaching Music 339
The Likely Future of Technology for Music Teaching 347
Scenario 352
15 Music, Multiculturalism, and Children 355
Definitions 356
Uncertainties in Teaching New Musical Styles 359
The Musically Competent Teacher 360
New Repertoire for Familiar Pedagogies 362
The Aural-Oral Transmission Process 363
Curricular Design 365
Many Musical Worlds 372
Scenario 373
16 Music for Exceptional Children 377
Who Are Exceptional Children? 379
Educating Exceptional Children 380
Mainstreaming and the Music Classroom 381
Inclusion in Music 383
The Music Classroom and Exceptional Children 385
Mentally Retarded 386
Learning Disabled 388
Behavior Disordered 390
Sensory Handicaps 392
Physical Handicaps 394
Gifted and Talented 396
The Joys of Reaching All Children 398
Scenario 398
17 Music in an Integrated Curriculum 401
Challenges of Integrating the Curriculum 403
Integrating Other Arts into the Music Curriculum 404
Interdisciplinary Curriculum in the Arts 404
Shared Curriculum in the Arts 405
Models of Integration 414
Creating Valid Connections 417
Integrating the Arts Process 418
The Arts in Social Studies 418
The Arts in Science and Math 420
The Arts and Language Arts 422
Reflections on the Integrated Curriculum 423
Index 427
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