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ERIC Number: ED262137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Pages: 352
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Na Mele Ho Ona Auao (The Songs That Instruct). Hawaiian Studies Music Resource Book.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
This music resource book is a compilation of traditional Hawaiian mele (songs) for use as a tool in music instruction and as a means to educate students in both the Hawaiian language and in various aspects of Hawaiian culture. Music and words are provided for each song as well as an English translation. The first section is comprised of songs or chants used in the Hawaiian Studies Curriculum Guides. The second section contains songs composed expressly for use in the Hawaiian Studies Program. The majority of these were composed by the noted Hawaiian composer, Keli'i Tau'a. The section also includes selections composed by teachers and community elders. These Hawaiian poems were set to melodies either original or borrowed from familiar Hawaiian tunes, popular Haole songs, or nursery rhymes. The third section consists of songs not included in the instructional activities of the curriculum guides but which are suggested as enhancements of the curriculum. The songs are followed by appendices which 1) list all the songs included in the Hawaiian Studies Curriculum Guides along with suggested grade level suitability, 2) give the 'Ukulele chords and finger placements, 3) cross reference all the songs in the book in 26 categories, alphabetically, 4) list record companies and album titles which include some of the songs in the book, 5) list a bibliography, 6) list videos available for teachers using Hawaiian music, and 7) list and describe Hawaiian musical instruments. (CG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.