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Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences by Carolyn Lindeman is the only text that focuses on the teaching of preschool and kindergarten students and the important role music plays in a their educations and lives. Music educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of teaching musical skills as early as the preschool years. This book presents the latest research emphasizing real life applications so that teachers can achieve their goal of creating more musically creative children. The book presents 25 strategies for engaging children who are learning music based on the latest Music Educators National Conference (MENC) standards. It includes reproducible student activity charts, a song selection of 40 notated melodies, a collection of chants, and resource materials for any new teacher to reference. Musical Children is not only an excellent text in any Music Education classroom, but an excellent resource for any preschool or kindergarten teacher. Written by a leading authority on early childhood music education, the text will be used in courses on Elementary Methods and Fundamentals of Music Education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136043843
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,295,820
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolynn A. Lindeman (B.M., Oberlin College, DMA, Stanford University) is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Active as a speaker and clinician, she has given presentations throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Israel, and South Africa. Dr. Lindeman is the author of The Piano Advantage: A Concise Introduction for Beginners (Thomson/Schirmer, 2006), coauthor of The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, 7th ed. and the compiler of Women Composers of Ragtime (a piano folio). She has published more than fifty articles in professional journals and served as series editor for sixteen publications (MENC, 1995?2003) related to implementing and assessing the National Standards for Music Education.
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Table of Contents

(The 2-CD Track listings are available at the end of this table of contents.)




SECTION ONE – Music Learning and Young Children

Chapter 1. Young Children and Music: The Prekindergarten Years

Infants and Music

Musical Experiences for Two-Three and Four-Year Olds


Prekindergarten Singing Activity: “Miss Mary Mack”

Playing Instruments

Prekindergarten Playing Instrument Activity: “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”

Creating Music

Prekindergarten Creative Activity: “Jazz Fly”

Responding to Music

Prekindergarten Movement Activity: “Eensy, Weensy Spider”

Understanding Music

Prekindergarten Music Concept Activity: “Boogie-Woogie Walk”

The Prekindergarten Musical Environment

Materials, Equipment, and Facilities

Music Centers

Recommended Time Allocation for Music

Chapter 2. Young Children and Music: The Primary Grades

Music Learning Experiences

Music-Making Experiences


Playing Instruments

Creating Music

Reading and Notating Music

Listening to Music


The Musical Classroom in the Primary Grades

Materials and Equipment

Recommended Time Allocation for Music

Chapter 3. Developing Concepts about Music

Music Concepts


Expressive Qualities: Dynamics, Tempo, Articulation





Chapter 4. Reaching all Learners through Music

The Inclusive Musical Classroom

Speech or Language Disability

Specific Learning Disability

Behavior or Emotional Disturbance

Other Health Disabilities

Intellectual Disability


Visual Impairment

Hearing Loss

Orthopedic Disability

Gifted and Talented

English Language Learners

Cooperative Learning Strategies

Chapter 5. Curricular Integration and Approaches

Curriculum Integration

Integrating Music with Other Subjects

Integrating Technology

Curricular Approaches for Teaching Music

The Orff Schulwerk Approach

The Kodály Approach

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Gordon Music-Learning Theory

Eclectic Approach

SECTION TWO – Teaching Music in the Primary Grades


Developmental Characteristics of Kindergarten-Grade 3 Children

30 Musical Experiences for Kindergarten-Grade 3 Children

Lesson 1: Music Makes You Smile! 00

If You’re Happy (Traditional Children’s Song of the United States)

Lesson 2: Follow the Leader and Keep the Beat! 00

Gigue from Suite No. 3 in D (Bach)

Lesson 3: Let’s Play a Game! 00

Here Comes Valerie (Traditional Song from the United States)

Lesson 4: Join the Parade. 00

Parade” from Divertissement (Ibert)

Lesson 5: Say “Hello” to Classmates. 00

Hello, There! (Traditional Children’s Song)

Lesson 6: Speedy or Slow? 00

Boogie-Woogie Walk (Spencer)

Lesson 7: Engine No. 9 00

“Engine, Engine” (Traditional Chant)

Lesson 8: All Aboard! 00 “The Little Train of Caipira” from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (Villa- Lobos)

Lesson 9: Let’s Take a Bus Ride! 00

“The Bus” (Traditional)

Lesson 10: Breaking Out of the Shell. 00

“Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks” from Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky)

Lesson 11: The Farmer’s Dog 00

“Bingo” (Folk Song from the United States)

Lesson 12: A Visit to the Zoo 00

“Elephant” ” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

“Aviary” ” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

Lesson 13: Miss Mary Mack 00

“Miss Mary Mack” (African American Clapping Game Song)

Lesson 14: Drum Talk 00

“Anaguta Drums” Excerpt (Nigeria)

Lesson 15: Head, Shoulders 00

“Head, Shoulders, Baby” (African American Singing Game)

Lesson 16: It’s Halloween. 00

“Five Little Pumpkins” (Traditional/Words by Pitts)

Lesson 17: Grinding Corn 00

Corn Grinding Song (Navajo Indian)

Lessons 18/19: The Nutcracker Ballet 00

“Russian Dance” from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

“Chinese Dance” from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

Lesson 20: Beats in Two 00

“Skip to my Lou” (Folk Song from the United States)

Lesson 21: Artists at Work 00

“Aquarium” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

“Devil’s Dance” from The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky)

Lesson 22: Dancing Down the Alley 00

“Willowbee” (Folk Song from the United States)

Lesson 23: Shadow Puppeteers 00

“Kangaroos” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

Lesson 24: Singing and Signing about Martin 00

“Sing About Martin” (“Miss Jackie” Weissman)

Lesson 25: Satchmo is our Jazz Man! 00

“Louis Armstrong Call-and-Response” (Berg, Fitzgerald, McCord)

Lesson 26: Stick Game 00

Tititorea (Maori Stick Game from New Zealand)

Lesson 27: Gun Hoy Fat Choy! 00

“Song of the Dragon” (Chinese Folk Melody)

Lesson 28: Instruments Have Families Too! 00

Toccata, third movement Excerpt (Chavez)

Serenade for Wind Instruments Excerpt (Mozart)

“I’ve Got to Be a Rug Cutter” (Ellington)

“Spring” from The Four Seasons Excerpt (Vivaldi)

Lesson 29: Topsy Turvy Ebeenzer 00

“Ebeenzer Sneezer” (Olson)

Lesson 30: Under the Big Top 00 “Circus Music” from The Red Pony (Copland)

SECTION THREE Collection of Songs for Classroom Music


Appendix A: National Standards for Music Education


Grades K-4

Appendix B: Collection of Rhymes, Finger Plays, Chants and Poems

Appendix C: Resources for Classroom Music

Resources for Children

Resources for Teachers

Appendix D: Reference Material for Music Fundamentals

Appendix E: Reference Material for Recorder, Guitar, and Baritone Ukulele


Subject Index

Music Index


CD Track Title

1 If You’re Happy (vocal)*

2 If You’re Happy (instrumental)*

3 Gigue from Suite No. 3 in D (Bach)

4 Here Comes Valerie (vocal)*

5 Here Comes Valerie (instrumental)*

6 Parade from Divertissement (Ibert)

7 Hello, There! (vocal)*

8 Hello, There! (instrumental)*

9 Boogie-Woogie Walk (Spencer)

10 The Little Train of Caipira from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (Villa-Lobos)

11 The Bus (vocal)*

12 The Bus (instrumental)*

13 Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky)

14 Bingo (vocal)*

15 Bingo (instrumental)*

16 The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

17 The Aviary from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

18 Miss Mary Mack (vocal)*

19 Anaguta Drums excerpt (Nigeria)

20 Head, Shoulders, Baby (vocal)*

21 Head, Shoulders, Baby (instrumental)*

22 Corn Grinding Song (Navajo)

23 Russian Dance from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

24 Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

25 Skip to My Lou (vocal)*

26 Skip to My Lou (instrumental)*

27 Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

28 Devil’s Dance from The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky)

29 Willowbee (vocal)*

30 Willowbee (instrumental)*

31 Kangaroos from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

32 Sing about Martin! (Weissman) (vocal)*

33 Sing about Martin! (Weissman) (instrumental)*

34 Louis Armstrong Call-and-Response

35 When the Saints Go Marching In*

36 Tititorea

37 Song of the Dragon

38 Toccata, third movement excerpt (Chavez)

39 Serenade for Wind Instruments excerpt (Mozart)

40 I’ve Got to Be a Rug Cutter (Ellington)

41 Spring excerpt from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

42 Ebeneezer Sneezer (Olson)

43 Circus Music from The Red Pony (Copland)

44 Rippling Water excerpt (Vietnam)

45 Barong Dance excerpt (Bali)

46 The Stars and Stripes Forever excerpt (Sousa)

47 John the Rabbit

48 Looby Loo (vocal)*

* All selections are from the Making Music series; permission is granted to use their recordings.

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