Kodaly Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education (Kodaly Today Handbook Series 2nd Revised edition)

Kodaly Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education (Kodaly Today Handbook Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Philip Tacka (author), Micheal Houlahan (author)Paperback

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In this new edition of their groundbreaking Kodaly Today, Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and - most importantly - practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model - grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition - outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kodaly-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills. A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.

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Drs. Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka are co-authors of: Kodaly Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education; From Sound to Symbol: Fundamentals of Music; the Sound Thinking Series including Music for Sight-Singing and Ear Training Volumes I & II and Sound Thinking: Developing Musical Literacy Volumes I & II; Zoltan Kodaly: A Guide to Research; and numerous articles. Both have presented papers both nationally and internationally on aspects of music theory, music history, and Kodaly studies and perception and cognition. They are faculty members for the Kodaly Certification Program at the University of Texas.


Introduction ; Chapter one: Building the Framework of a Music Curriculum Based on the Kodaly Concept ; Chapter two: Developing a Music Repertoire of Songs For The Elementary Music Classroom ; Chapter Three: Developing Creative Expression In The Elementary Classroom Through Singing Movement and ; Chapter Four, Teaching Tools and Techniques for Developing Audiation and Music Literacy Skills ; Chapter five: From Sound to Symbol: A Model of Learning and Instruction for Teaching Music Concepts and ; Chapter six: Grade One Through Five Teaching Strategies for Rhythmic and Melodic Concepts and Elements ; Chapter seven: Developing Musicianship Skills in the Classroom ; Chapter eight: Technology in the Kodaly Classroom ; Chapter nine: Applying the Kodaly Concept to the Elementary Choir ; Chapter ten: Sequencing and Lesson Planning ; Chapter eleven: Teaching Musicianship Skills Starting in the Upper Grades ; Chapter twelve: Evaluation and Assessment ; Chapter thirteen: Organizing Your Teaching Resources for Elementary Classroom

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  • publication date: 29/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780190235772
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 672
  • ID: 9780190235772
  • weight: 1162
  • ISBN10: 0190235772
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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