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ERIC Number: EJ1120363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Using English Language Arts to Teach a Song
Cardany, Audrey Berger
General Music Today, v30 n2 p18-24 Jan 2017
Music and reading domains require similar auditory processing skills. Students employ these skills when learning a new song through an oral/aural or rote-teaching approach. In this article, I review literature on the effectiveness of immersion and phrase-by-phrase approaches for teaching a song with or without words. Then, using an amusing analogy, I suggest a process for using the English language arts to teach a song using a rote approach. Two lessons are described that include prompts to aid teachers in analyzing songs to teach music through language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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