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Birnie, Rebecca A. – General Music Today, 2014
The excitement of playing an instrument is one of the greatest motivating forces in teaching general music to students. The autoharp, which may be long forgotten in the general music classrooms of the 21st century, is an ideal instrument to "re-introduce" to students. The teaching of a traditional folk instrument provides advantages for…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Folk Culture
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Hultin, Harriet – Music Educators Journal, 1973
Autoharps can be used to conduct exciting experiments in music. (DS)
Descriptors: Charts, Elementary Schools, Experimental Teaching, Instructional Innovation
Sweet, Debbie – 1980
An intermediate-level general music unit provides introductory lessons for the autoharp, guitar, and recorder. In the autoharp unit, chording is approached by first using a one-chord song and proceeding to three-chord songs. The guitar unit introduces chord symbols and tablatures and helps students gain familiarity with the parts of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Music Activities
Walker, Doris – Pointer, 1974
Trainable mentally retarded high school students can be taught to play simplified chords on the guitar, autoharp, marimba and resonator bells by a color coded system. (CL)
Descriptors: Electromechanical Aids, Exceptional Child Education, Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation
Barry, Nancy H.; Orlofsky, Diane DeNicola – Contributions to Music Education, 1997
Examines the song leading effectiveness of undergraduate education majors under three conditions: unaccompanied, accompanied with autoharp, and accompanied by recording. Finds that students rate themselves higher than experts do; there is greater eye contact using rote or recording; and there is greater tempo accuracy using rote and autoharp. (DSK)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Music Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Hardesty, Kay W. – 1971
Intended for teachers of trainable mentally retarded (TMR) preschool children, the guide gives principles of teaching music to the TMR child and suggests appropriate materials. Listed are reasons for teaching music to the TMR child (such as language development), necessary music skills for the teacher (such as music reading), and basic teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Child Education, Instructional Materials
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center. – 1969
The goals of teaching music to the educable mentally handicapped are discussed and a sample unit lesson plan is provided. Also considered are presenting and teaching the song, using rhythm instruments, playing the autoharp, and planning listening activities. Over three-fourths of the handbook consists of singing activities for primary and…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Guides, Exceptional Child Education, Mental Retardation
Hilton, Vicky E., Comp. – 1974
Based on a federally funded project involving 80 children (1-4 years old) with a variety of intellectual, social, emotional, and/or physical handicaps, the manual contains 12 units for home instruction of young handicapped and non handicapped children. Included are listings of overall objectives and suggested activities to promote language, gross…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Guides, Early Childhood Education
Stokes, Cloyce; And Others – 1973
This is one of a series of eight Teacher Education Modules developed by Adams State College Teacher Corps Program. The goals of this module package are listed as follows: a) to introduce the intern to music for elementary school children; b) to enable interns to develop knowledge and skills of an elementary level in music; c) to enable interns to…
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Music Education, Music Teachers
Herrold, Rebecca – 1979
A course outline for teaching the basic elements of music at the junior high school level is presented. The course is divided into three units: rhythm and melody; harmony; and form. Each unit is sub-divided into concepts which deal with psychomotor and cognitive approaches. Activities for learning rhythm and melody include students' clapping the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Junior High Schools, Music Activities, Music Appreciation
GINGLEND, DAVID R.; STILES, WINIFRED E. – 1965
THIS HANDBOOK IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST IN THE INITIATION OF A DEVELOPMENTAL BEGINNING MUSIC PROGRAM FOR MENTALLY RETARDED OR YOUNG NORMAL CHILDREN. THE SONGS IN THIS BOOK HAVE BEEN GROUPED UNDER 12 THEMES OF IMPORTANCE FOR CHILDREN--(1) ALL ABOUT ME, (2) LISTEN, (3) TEN LITTLE FINGERS, (4) I CAN--CAN YOU, (5) HOLIDAYS ARE HAPPY DAYS, (6) THINGS TO…
Descriptors: Applied Music, Children, Curriculum, Dance
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development. – 1969
To help meet the needs of nonmusic-major students in grade 9, 10, 11, and 12, this teacher's guide offers guidelines for a course to stimulate students' interest and involvement in folksinging. Guidelines are provided on the role of the teacher, methods of instruction, and suggested time allotments. Brief descriptions and comments on some typical…
Descriptors: American Culture, Books, Cultural Influences, Drama
Stokes, Cloyce – 1973
This self-help guide for the music teacher is one of a series of eight Teacher Education Modules developed by Adams State College Teacher Corps Program. The guide itself consists of 11 modules, the first five of which focus on the mathematical and scientific aspects of music--pitch, tempo, furation, time, and key. These five modules are…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Modules, Music, Music Activities
Bowman, Doris; And Others – 1968
GRADES OR AGES: Intermediate Grades. SUBJECT MATTER: Music. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: This guide has been developed to help the classroom teacher supplement the program of the music specialist. There are three main sections: Section 1 includes general concepts of music that the specialists will cover and has subsections on rhythm,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Intermediate Grades, Music Education, Musical Instruments
Dudley, Lillian L.; Kinghorn, Harriet R. – 1996
This resource, designed for both experienced music teachers and educators with limited background in music, combines 50 simple songs with related learning activities and reading suggestions to develop creativity in students and to reinforce learning in a variety of subjects. Each original composition has chord symbols for guitar and autoharp, with…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Creative Activities, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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