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ERIC Number: ED096195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.
The primary function of music education is the development of a responsiveness to the artistic qualities of sound. The constituent elements fundamental to musical response are rhythm, melody, harmony, form, expression, and style. With the goal of developing a responsiveness consisting of musicality and affective growth, this guide has been organized around constituent elements, concepts within each element, major understandings which may contribute to the formulation of each concept, and activities for experiencing the elements. Understandings are arranged under concepts according to three developmental levels, providing progressively greater breadth and depth of investigation. Specific grade levels are not used to determine development levels for individuals or classes. A growth chart at the end of each constituent element section assists the teacher in evaluating a child's progress. A discussion of ethnic music in the classroom; suggested sources for ethnic music; suggestions for coordinating a music program; and a flow chart, capsulizing the experiences of children as they progress from level to level in each musical constituent complete the guide. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Elementary Curriculum Development.