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Designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of music for future classroom teachers, this text gives education majors with little or no background in music the skills they need to make it a vibrant and engaging part of their daily classroom activities. The book includes a wealth of song material and practical instruction on a variety of typical classroom instruments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072426922
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/8/2000
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Teaching Music in the Elementary Classroom

Why Continue to Teach Music in the Classroom of the 21st Century?

The Values of Music in the Classroom

The Classroom Teacher’s Role in Music Education
Reading Rhythm

Beats and Notes

Measures and Bar Lines

2/4 Time Signature and Conductor’s Beat

Counting Eighth Notes

Repeat Signs

¾ Time Signature and Conductor’s Beat

4/4 Time Signature and Conductor’s Beat

Ties, Dots, and Flags

2/2 Time Signature

3/8 Time Signature

6/8 Time Signature and Conductor’s Beat

Kodaly Equivalency Chart



Transcribing Rhythm

Subdivisions of the Beat

Rhythm Equivalency Chart



Suggested Assignments

Rhythm Terminology Glossary
Reading Pitch

Line Notation

The Staff and Ledger Lines

The Treble Clef

Note Names

The C Major Scale

Hand Signals

Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

The Chromatic Scale

Pentatonic Music and Scales

Major Scales, Keys, and Signatures

Finding the Keynote

The Bass Clef

Minor Songs and Scales

Minor Key Signatures


Suggested Assignments
Combining Musical Sounds



Interval Chart

Dominant Seventh Chords

Phrases and Sentences

One-Part Form

Two-Part Form/Binary

Three-Part Form/Ternary

Suggested Assignments
Developing the Singing Voice

Voice Registers

The Child’s Singing Voice

The Classroom Teacher’s Singing Voice

Posture and Breathing

The Singing Tone

Range and Flexibility




Singing Songs

Suggested Assignments
Singing for Fun is Learning

Welcome Songs

Popular and Patriotic Songs


Folk and Global Songs

Recreational Songs

Additional Songs

Sample Lesson Plans
Playing Keyboard Instruments

Uses for the Piano in the Classroom

Naming and Playing the Piano Keys

Accompanying and Harmonizing Melodies

Electronic Keyboards

Suggested Assignments
Playing Classroom Percussion Instruments

Playing Rhythm Instruments

Playing Bells

The Orff Approach

Suggested Assignments

Sources for Orff Instruments
Playing the Recorder

Kinds of Recorders

Care of the Recorder

Baroque and German Fingering Systems

Playing the Recorder

Fingering Chart for Soprano Recorder
Accompanying with the Omnichord and the Autoharp

The Omnichord

The Autoharp

Accompanying with the Omnichord and the Autoharp

Brief Comparison Between the Omnichord and the Authoharp

Accompanying with the Guitar

Description of the Guitar

Care of the Instrument

Tuning the Guitar

Playing the Guitar

Using the Capo
Singing in Harmony

Singing Chants

Singing Call-Response and Echo Songs

Singing Canons

Singing Partner Songs

Singing Descants and Countermelodies

Singing with Two-Part Harmony

Singing in Bass Chanting

Singing in Three-Part Harmony

Suggested Assignments
Perceptive Listening

Musical Timbres


Acoustic Instruments

Classical Music Genres

Concepts of Form

Concepts of Style

Guided Listening

Listening Criteria

Creating Interest in the Listening Lesson

Specific Objectives for Each Listening Lesson

Concert Etiquette
Applying Your Music Skills with Songs and Instruments

Folk Songs Around the World


Song for Classroom Orchestra

Action and Game Songs

Countermelodies and Descant

Patriotic Songs

Performance Directions

Guitar Fingering Chart

Piano Chord Chart

Glossary and Index of terms

Classified Song Index

Alphabetical Song Index
Endleaf Pocket

Piano Keyboard and Staff

Scale Builder

Chord Builder
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