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ERIC Number: EJ879204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Brain-Compatible Music Teaching Part 2: Teaching "Nongame" Songs
Kenney, Susan
General Music Today, v23 n2 p31-34 2010
In the previous issue of "General Music Today," the Early Childhood column explored brain-compatible ways of teaching action songs and singing games. This article illustrates the application of brain-compatible ways to teach songs that do not lend themselves to actions or games. There are two ways of teaching songs. One is based on the assumption that children learn best when information is provided in small pieces, and the other one is the whole-song approach or teaching songs by immersion. The author cites Miss Zahni's lessons on the use of meter, antiphoning and solo singing, which provide examples of ways to teach a song by immersion, or the whole-song approach. Although the primary purpose is for the children to learn a new song, the children are also learning music ideas. The author concludes that careful study of the song before teaching, to determine what might be focused on in the lesson, will help prepare the teacher so that teaching by immersing the children in the whole song is an easy task. What the children learn in addition to the song is very valuable fallout. (Contains 4 figures.) [For Part 1, see EJ857135.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
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Language: English
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