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ERIC Number: EJ833716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Born to Hand Jive: Connecting Music, Dance, Culture, and Algebra
Wheat, Brenda M.; Hargrove, Tracy Y.
General Music Today, v22 n3 p4-7 2009
This article discusses the use of hand-clapping games and dances in the music classroom. In addition to their use for teaching music skills and concepts, these games can be quite useful for making cross-disciplinary connections to reinforce the eighth and ninth National Standards for Music Education (Standard 8: understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts; Standard 9: understanding music in relation to history and culture). Specifically, the article focuses on the Hand Jive and the ways that it may be used to help students see connections to music in history and culture as well as the underlying mathematical concept of repeated patterns on which the movements are based. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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