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ERIC Number: EJ978796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
From the Bandstand to the Classroom: Thinking and Playing Grooves
Baxter, Marsha; Santantasio, Christopher
Music Educators Journal, v99 n1 p73-79 Sep 2012
In this article, narratives of a salsa concert and a lesson with a Native American flute performer provide openings for exploring grooves and their application in the music classroom. The term "groove" is examined, along with some non-Western ideas about time as represented in the music of the West African Kpelle people. A sixth-grade composition project in upstate New York offers a window on nontraditional notation and compositional models that hold potential to deepen and extend students' understanding of rhythmic structures and concepts. (Contains 2 figures and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York