ERIC Number: ED348244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Latin American Music in the Secondary School Music Program.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
The inclusion of Latin American music in the secondary school band program may play an important role in affecting student motivation, ethnic identity, intergroup attitudes, and student-teacher relationships. One of the underpinnings of Latin American music is the variety of techniques and exciting rhythms. In this book the rhythms are analyzed and presented so that all students can learn to execute these rhythmic forms successfully. Chapter 1 gives background information on conga drums, timbales, cowbells, bongos, maracas, claves, guiros, and musical notations for the methods of playing and basic rhythms of each. Chapter 2 contains nine lessons designed to develop rhythmic proficiency in the student using cha-cha and merengue styles. Chapter 3 has the scores of an additional merengue and a guaguanco. Chapter 4 develops a unit on Latin American rhythms in a general music class, giving suggested procedures and introductory scores. (PPB)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), High Schools, Instructional Materials, Latin American Culture, Music Activities, Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Percussion Instruments, Secondary Education
New York City Board of Education, 131 Livingston Street, Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.