ERIC Number: EJ1085584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Exploring the Rhythmic Timelines of Southern Benin in the General Music Classroom
Mellizo, Jennifer M.
General Music Today, v29 n2 p20-28 Jan 2016
The inclusion of world music from a variety of cultures and traditions within the general music curriculum creates valuable opportunities for students to experience music in ways that are both culturally and pedagogically beneficial. By exploring the connection between the fields of ethnomusicology and music education, we can expand our current body of world music resources to include more of the beautiful and varied music traditions that exist in this world. Within this article, one practicing general music educator considers the important work of ethnomusicologists as she shares her experiences with a world music tradition that has not yet been thoroughly explored within the context of music education: the rhythmic timelines of Southern Benin. This article also includes a set of suggested learning experiences, which provides clear examples of how the rhythmic timelines of Southern Benin can become meaningful to music educators and students everywhere.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Ethnology, Cultural Influences, Musical Instruments, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Benin