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Learning Through Music

Author : Levin, Herbert & Levin, Gail

Learning Through Music
ISBN : 9781891278006


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A collection of 42 musical activities designed for music teachers and music therapists to use in their work with children of various ages, abilities, and needs at the primary level. With over 100 variations, involving singing, moving and playing instruments, these developmentally sequenced activities have been carefully crafted to help cghildren develop perceptual motor abilities, attentional skills, behavioral limits, speech and language skills, and relational concepts. 1998, 150 pages, Paperback.


Table of Contents

Authors’ Preface             xiv

INTRODUCTION

              Before You Begin     1

              Activity Description Page     1

                      

                             Level     1

                             Children Required     2

                             Instrument Required     2


                        Instrument Symbols     2

                             About the Instruments     2

            General Teaching Suggestions     4

                      

                             Playing the Instruments     5

                             Directing Techniques     6

                             Pacing     7

                             Using Cassette Recordings     8

                             Working Arrangements     8


                        Supplementary Activities     9

PRE-PRIMARY INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES

       

              Activity #1, “To the Music I,” and Activity #2, “To the Music II”     13

              Activity #3, “Taking Turns”     16

              Activity #4, “Come, Come, Come”     18

              Activity #5, “Sleeping Song”     20

              Activity #6, “Stand Up”       22

              Activity #7, “Now Beat One”     24

PRIMARY INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES

              Activity #8, “Beat the Drum Once”     28

              Activity #9, “Copycat I,” and Activity #10, “Copycat II,”     30

              Activity #11, “One”; Activity #12, “Two”; and Activity #13, “Three”     32

              Activity #14, “Play Your Bell One Time”     36

              Activity #15, “Busy Hands”     38

INTERMEDIATE INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES

              Activity #16, “The Drum Caught Cold”     43

              Activity #17, “Two and Three”     46

              Activity #18, “Quietly”     48

              Activity #19, “Drums Four and Five”     50

              Activity #20, “Slow Horns”     52

              Activity #21, “Bell Dance”     54

              Activity #22, “One Bell, Two Bells”     56

              Activity #23, “Drums Ten and Nine”     58

              Activity #24, “Sad Bells”     60

              Activity #25, “Magic Wand”     62

              Activity #26, “Drums Five and Six”     64

              Activity #27, “Drums Six and Seven”     66

ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES

              Activity #28, “Drummer Boy”     71

              Activity #29, “Hurry Horns”     74

              Activity #30, “Try and Catch Me”     76

              Activity #31, “Jack in the Box”     79

              Activity #32, “Spooky Bells”     83

              Activity #33, “Echoes”     87

              Activity #34, “March of the Magic Mingos”     91

              Activity #35, “What Do You See in the Sky?”     94

              Activity #36, “Two Shoes”     97

              Activity #37, “Color Song”    101

              Activity #38, “If—Then”     105

              Activity #39, “Is—Are”     108

              Activity #40, “This—That”     110

              Activity #41, “Simile Song”     112

              Activity #42, “Happy Things”     115

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES

                           Perceptual-Motor Development     119

                            Motor Development     120

                             Perceptual Development     122

                            The Perceptual-Motor Match     123

              Attention and Limit-Setting     124

                             Attention     124

                             Limit Setting     125

              Language Development     126

                             Practice of Speech Sounds     127

                             Vocabulary Building     127

                             Sentence Building     127

                             Grammatical Constructions     127

                             Classification     128

                        Pre-Reading Skills     128

              Relational Concepts     128

 

                            Number Concepts     128

                             One vs. More Than One     129

                             Rote Counting     129

                             Meaningful Counting     129

                             Zero     129

                             Sets     129

                             Beginning Addition     130

            Bibliography and References     131