For courses, e.g., Music in the Elementary Classroom, Music for Elementary Teachers, and Music Methods K-6.
Using an eclectic style based on the popular teaching methods of Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, and Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, this text explores the six essential components of the elementary classroom music program: singing, playing instruments, moving, listening, reading, and creating music. A review of music fundamentals necessary for teaching begins the text, evolving to later apply them to the development of music skills for K-6 teaching. The book concludes with lesson outlines intended for peer teaching in the college classroom or field experiences in elementary schools. The lessons reflect the National Standards in Music K-6.
1. Music in the Elementary School Curriculum.
2. Extramusical Benefits of Music Study for Children.
II. THE BASICS OF MUSIC FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS.
7. Expression and Tone Quality.
III. DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR TEACHING MUSIC.
8. Singing in the Classroom: Primary Grades.
9. Singing in the Classroom: Intermediate and Upper Grades.
10. Movement and Singing Games.
121. Reading, Improvising, and Creating Music.
IV. PLAYING INSTRUMENTS.
13. Elementary Classroom Percussion Instruments.
14. Orff Instruments.
15. The Autoharp, Chromaharp, and Omnichord.
16. The Recorder.
17. Baritone Ukulele and Guitar.
V. RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING THE ELEMENTARY MUSIC CURRICULUM.
19. Popular Approaches to Method.
20. Technology in Elementary Classroom Music.
21. Global Sources for Classroom Music Instruction.
22. Child Development in Music: Piaget's Timeline.
VI. LET'S PRACTICE! PLANNING AND TEACHING K-6 MUSIC.
23. Lesson Planning for K-6 Music.
24. Teaching Music in Kindergarten and Grades 1-2.
25. Teaching Music in Grades 3-4.
26. Teaching Music in Grades 5-6.
VII. ADDITIONAL SONGS.
A. Guitar Chords.
B. Music Symbols and Terms.
C. Circle of Fifths: Major and Minor Key Signatures.
D. The National Standards for Music Education.
E. Classroom Music Textbooks.
F. Composers and Historical Events in Major Periods of Western History.
Alphabetical Index of Songs and Verses.
Classified Index of Songs and Verses.
Contents of CD Recording.
REBECCA M. HERROLD (D.M.A. Stanford) is Professor of Music and coordinator of music education programs at California State University, San Jose, where she has received a meritorious performance award for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Dr. Herrold's career includes ten years of teaching in elementary and middle schools in Georgia, Col9orado, and California before beginning her work in teacher preparation at the university level. She is the author of Mastering the Fundamentals of Music (Prentice Hall, 1997), founder of the Consortium for the Study of Women Composers, and is listed in Who's Who of American Women.