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ERIC Number: EJ1111812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Preserving Musicality through Pictures: A Linguistic Pathway to Conventional Notation
Nordquist, Alice L.
General Music Today, v30 n1 p45-52 Oct 2016
The natural musicality so often present in children's singing can begin to fade as the focus of a lesson shifts to the process of reading and writing conventional notation symbols. Approaching the study of music from a linguistic perspective preserves the pace and flow that is inherent in spoken language and song. SongWorks teaching practices offer a pedagogical sequence based on the natural groupings of sounds within spoken language. A series of lessons on the American folk song "Rocky Mountain" illustrates examples of linguistic pathways to preserving musicality in conventional notation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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