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Bolden, Benjamin; Beach, Pamela – General Music Today, 2021
This article builds on evidence-based teaching strategies to support a learning experience for third-grade students that integrates language and music. In the language-learning field, "prosody" refers to changes in volume, rhythm, and pitch that add expression and meaning when reading text aloud. When students incorporate prosodic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice, Learning Experience, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Coppola, William J. – General Music Today, 2021
Christopher Small (1998) famously explored the role of the performance venue in framing the music experiences of audience members. While Small observed how audiences consume music in the classical symphony hall, we might also consider how performance venues frame global music experiences as well. In this article, I suggest that considering the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Performance, Audiences
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Munroe, Angela M. – General Music Today, 2021
Middle school students are old enough to be capable of abstract thought and critical thinking while still being playful and joyfully goofy! Through music composition in general music classes, middle school students can be challenged to make musical decisions. Composition can be especially exciting in middle school because they will be motivated to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Composition, Creativity
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Hall, Suzanne – General Music Today, 2021
The use of picture books in the elementary music classroom not only promotes imaginative play but also contributes to exposure and involvement in the dramatic arts. Picture books can also assist teachers and students in developing cultural knowledge and help promote inclusivity in a meaningful way within the classroom. The inclusion of ethnically…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Multicultural Education, Inclusion, Elementary School Students
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Norman, Timothy David – General Music Today, 2021
iPads are becoming increasingly prevalent in schools and offer significant potential as both a compositional and pedagogical tool in general music classes. In this article, I discuss a composition activity that I implemented with general primary/elementary music classes in Australia. This activity involved using iPads, namely the apps iMovie and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Musical Composition, Music Education
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Yi, Gina J. – General Music Today, 2021
Given its importance in children's development and learning, researchers have rigorously studied play, and many teachers have used it as a classroom tool. Music researchers have observed that music regularly accompanies children's play because music is part of their culture, and "playing with music" is the most natural form of expression…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Play, Child Development, Music Education
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Friar, Kendra Kay – General Music Today, 2021
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was an African American composer and pianist of singular merit and influence. Academic interest in Joplin has increased in recent years, leading to new discoveries about the composer's activities, yet teaching materials have not been updated at the same pace as 21st-century findings. Joplin was an entrepreneur, a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Biographies, Music
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Colón-León, Vimari – General Music Today, 2021
Bomba is an emblematic Puerto Rican musical genre that emerged 400 years ago from the colonial plantations where West African slaves and their descendants worked. It remains one of the most popular forms of folk music on the island and serves as significant evidence of its rich African heritage. This article explores the main components of bomba…
Descriptors: World History, Slavery, Foreign Countries, Folk Culture
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Vasil, Martina – General Music Today, 2020
Recent changes in educational policy have placed 21st-century skills at the forefront of arts education, presenting arts educators with an opportunity to reassess instructional practices. Popular music pedagogies are approaches to learning and practicing popular music that may be useful for addressing 21st-century skills and knowledge in arts…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Howard, Karen – General Music Today, 2020
Music in Japan is richly varied and includes documented genres dating back more than 1000 years. From classical court music known as "gagaku," to the dramatic music plays in "kabuki," to contemporary J-pop (subgenre of popular music), educators can find a sound to suit every instructional need. The focus here will be on…
Descriptors: Music, Asian Culture, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Draper, Ellary A. – General Music Today, 2020
Since the original passing of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1975, students with disabilities are required to have services that are individualized to meet their needs as documented in their Individual Education Program, or IEP. These documents can often be long and determining the implications for students in music classrooms…
Descriptors: Music Education, Students with Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Hatch, Emily – General Music Today, 2020
National Core Arts Standards require students to use feedback from peers to refine both their performances and their compositions in the artistic processes of Create and Perform. When asked to give feedback to a peer, many students stop at comments like "It sounds good," and do not naturally give specific, meaningful feedback. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Yoo, Hyesoo; Kang, Sangmi; Leal, Camilo I.; Chokera, Abbey – General Music Today, 2020
As the U.S. population has become significantly more culturally diverse, many music educators have acknowledged the necessity to implement culturally diverse musics in music curricula. One of the challenges in teaching culturally diverse musics is designing a balance between performing-based activities and other activities such as listening,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Pluralism, Music, Barriers
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Ng, Hoon Hong – General Music Today, 2020
A mode is a socially and culturally shaped resource for making meaning. Examples of modes include written and oral language, visuals, audio, and gestures. In music learning, multiple modes may be used to help students develop greater musical understanding and achievement. This article details the three steps utilized in Project Stomp, a systematic…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Chiao-Wei – General Music Today, 2020
Cultural diversity is not a new concept in the field of music education. Yet minoritized groups continue to face systematic discrimination. Given the shifting cultural realities, how we as music teachers move beyond recognizing diversity but sustain the various cultural and linguistic ways of being of our students becomes a crucial question. I…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Minority Groups
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