ERIC Number: ED468628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Guide to Teaching with Popular Music.
Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.
Popular music is often characterized as a short work with a prominent melody and simple chordal accompaniment. Yet, teaching with pop music in the era of standards-based curriculum can present challenges. These standards offer teachers a blueprint for teaching music performance, composition, improvisation, and the relationship of music to other arts, disciplines, and culture. This collection of six lesson plans aims for students to be able to meet the nine National Standards for Music Education through studying popular music. Each lesson cites objectives, lists materials needed, and gives step-by-step procedures for classroom implementation. The lessons focus on the following popular music elements: (1) "Melody"; (2) "Harmony"; (3) "Arranging and Improvising"; (4) "Rhythm"; (5)"Interdisciplinary Connections"; and (6) "Musical Roots." Attached is a list of the nine standards. (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Harmony (Music), Improvisation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Melody, Music Activities, Music Education, Popular Music, Rhythm (Music), Student Educational Objectives
MENC: National Association for Music Education, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.menc.org/guides/guideindex.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Music Educators National Conference, Reston, VA.