This research-based K-4 general music series offers groundbreaking educational power, convenience, and affordability. Incorporating outstanding folk repertoire from all over the world, Jump Right In: The General Music Series is based on how children learn music rather than on how music has always been taught. It focuses on helping children learn to audiate and become independent, creative musicians. This series can be used with ease by teachers of any methodological background, allowing teachers to adapt lessons to meet the needs of each individual child. The resource includes comprehensive lesson plans for each song and activity. Four components for each grade are available: hardcover student book; a spiral-bound teacher resource guide with lesson plans, indexes, and scope and sequence information; a complete set of recordings on compact disc; and a piano accompaniment book.