Continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed works, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music--jazz. Born in the black community of
The Copyright Handbook for Music Educators and Directors provides a concise overview of the key aspects of copyright law that affect music educators and directors in the United States. Designed to provide
Habits of a Successful Choir Director presents effective teaching principles and provides a practical approach to everyday issues that choir directors face. Building on the successful Habits of
Whether you are an Orff teacher looking to augment your teaching with quality extensions or you are a First Steps in Music teacher wishing to connect to the best of Orff, this book is written for
Developing Musical Skill is guided by the philosophy that achievement in music, and, indeed, most other pursuits, is largely a result of intrinsic belief mindsets coupled with the quality and quantity of
Looking for some sanity in the midst of all of your chaotic responsibilities? If you are feeling overwhelmed by the logistics of your job, you are in luck - there's an app for that! Actually, a lot of apps.
This practical guide to new, innovative, and natural composition techniques for young composers brings a wealth of experience from two renowned music educators to bear. The unique and thoughtfully curated
This book contains a collection of articles both research-based and practical, applicable to wide audiences. Bringing together some of the most important writings for new generations of readers and
This comprehensive book cultivates an active, multisensory learning experience in which students learn collaboratively and by discovery, while encouraging students to improvise and express nuance in forming
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Innovation in the Ensemble Arts caps a trilogy of volumes that delves into the the building blocks necessary for a vibrant, growing music organization. The other two volumes are Mentoring in
This books offers a practical, fully multimedia curriculum designed to teach basic musical concepts through the creative process of music composition. Music educator Barbara Freedman presents
Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of 88 poems from such well-loved poets as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda accompanied by a brief story
One of the jewels in the crown of Johann Sebastian Bach's sacred music is its use of astonishingly subtle and complex allegorical and representational devices. But when similar devices appear in the context
The Music of Teaching focuses on an ephemeral attribute all teachers need but few consider: perception. This includes the ability to trust both students' natural development and the learning process itself
Music educators are familiar with the teaching difficulties that occur in the music education trenches, but many are not ready to deal with the less-discussed challenges such as how to balance teaching and
Lynn Brinckmeyer draws on a lifetime of arts advocacy to provide answers to the questions so many teachers have but are afraid or simply too busy to ask. This is a simple, hands-on guidebook for
Teaching General Music brings together the top scholars and practitioners in general music education to create a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and to provide critical lenses through
Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians.
Author Brent Gault approaches listening instruction by actively using other musical behaviors (singing, moving, chanting, creating) and aural, visual, and kinesthetic learning modes. This in turn becomes a
The 5th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education brought participants together from all over the world to compare each others' work, establish collaborations and professional networks, and
Designed for music professionals and students, this extensive resource is the definitive guide for over 500 instruments, including over 190 world music instruments. Music industry veteran, Robert Bornstein,
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