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Zeiger, Albert – Teaching Music, 1996
Briefly expounds on tips for classroom management. These include stay calm and in control, ignore the behavior of disruptive students, meditate, maintain a positive atmosphere, enforce the rules, take necessary disciplinary action, be prepared, change when necessary, conduct an orientation period, and stress the importance of music. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Behavior Change, Class Activities, Classroom Communication
Spaeth, Jeanne, Comp. – Teaching Music, 1997
Reproduces a teaching strategy from the "Beginning and Intermediate Band" volume of the "Strategies for Teaching" series. The reproduction includes the objective, procedures, materials used, prior knowledge and experiences, indicators of success, and follow-up activities. The strategy supports the musical instructional standard 4C: composing and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation
Menchaca, Louis A. – Teaching Music, 1995
Identifies several sets of criteria starting band directors can use to overcome common pitfalls. These include helpful hints on repertoire selection, rehearsal procedures, and setting realistic expectations. Concludes with a look at "the big picture," a list of suggested themes for concerts. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Nolan, Evonne – Teaching Music, 1995
Considers the dilemma of the instrumental specialist suddenly forced to take over general music class instruction. Advises keeping an open and flexible attitude while realistically appraising the situation. Provides a list of helpful tips and the comments of instrumentalists who found the experience to be a positive one. (MJP)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Bands (Music), Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Erwin, Joanne – Teaching Music, 1995
Maintains that the ability and experience of improvisation is an essential component in young musicians' education. Discusses one teacher's trial-and-error efforts in introducing improvisational exercises into her students classical training. Includes a list of resources and representative musical examples. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvisation, Instructional Improvement
Day, Michael – Teaching Music, 1995
Provides some tips on jazz instruction for the beginning music educator who may not have had much experience in that field. Specifically recommends teaching guide tones, the root, third, and seventh chords, as an invaluable aid to jazz improvisation. Includes musical notation showing guide tones for two jazz standards. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvisation, Instructional Improvement
Klinger, Mike – Teaching Music, 1995
Presents a piece-by-piece description of everything an educator needs for a one-computer music classroom. Provides detailed comparisons between the Macintosh and IBM compatible and gives current prices for all pieces of equipment. Defines and describes related software and provides some beginning instructional advice. (MJP)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
Hoffman, Elizabeth, Comp. – Teaching Music, 1994
Presents ideas and suggestions from three music educators about interdisciplinary approaches to music education. Recommends using techniques frequently included in elementary methods on this topic. Outlines strategies for collaborative planning with subject-matter teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Class Activities, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Design
Rudaitis, Cheryl, Comp. – Teaching Music, 1994
Contends that band students who are taught composition techniques improve listening skills, make aesthetic decisions, and become more imaginative and creative. Presents ideas from five music teachers for incorporating composition into the music curriculum. Discusses the use of computer software in musical composition. (CFR)
Descriptors: Bands (Music), Class Activities, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education