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|Books on Technique||Rock and Roll|
|Personal Favorites||Freedom Songs|
|The Gordon Method||Music and Literacy|
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Music Fundamentals : A Performance Approach - by Phyllis A. Irwin
Principles of the Flute, Recorder and Oboe by Jacques Hotteterre / Paperback / Published 1984
Recorder Technique : Intermediate to Advanced by Anthony Rowland-Jones / Paperback / Published 1987
Recorder teaching : a classroom approach by Mim Chapman (Hard to Find)
Teaching the Recorder in the Elementary Classroom by Edward J. Bostley / Published 1994 (Hard to Find)
|Creative Approaches to Child Development With Music, Language, and Movement : Incorporating the Philosophies and Techniques of Orff, Kodaly and Laban Grace C. Nash / Paperback / Published 1974
Kodaly 35 Lesson Plans and Folk Song Supplement Lorna Zemke / Paperback / Published 1976
The Kodaly Method : Comprehensive Music Education from Infant to Adult Lois Choksy / Paperback / Published 1987
Anything by Katinka Daniel is great!
For more Kodaly Resources click here:Nothing But Kodaly!
|Reading and the Arts|
Do It My Way is an outstanding book that integrates music and reading literacy. The book is written by Grace Nash, Geraldine Jones, Barbara Potter and Patsy Smith. This is a handbook for building creative teaching experiences. This book tells you how to teach the way the child learns best. Subjects that are covered using music, chants, rhythm, rhymes and more are, Language Arts, Arithmetic and Ecology.
More Songs used for teaching various subjects throughout the curriculum.
200 Drum Machine Patterns by Rene-Pierre Bardet / Paperback / Published 1988
The Acoustic Guitar : Adjustment, Care, Maintenance and Repair by Don E. Teeter / Paperback / Published 1996
African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of FolkTraditions (Publications of the American Folklore Society - New Series) by Cecelia Conway / Paperback / Published 1995
African Music : A People's Art by Francis Bebey / Paperback / Published 1990
The Amateur Wind Instrument Maker by Trevor Robinson / Paperback / Published 1981
American Guitars: An Illustrated History by Tom Wheeler / Paperback / Published 1992
Any Sound You Can Imagine : Making Music/Consuming Technology (Music/Culture) by Paul Theberge / Hardcover / Published 1997
Barney and the Baby Bop Band (cassette and book) by Mark S. Bernthal, Mary Ann Dudko Published 1995
88 Keys : The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin, Rodica Prato
|Big Road Blues : Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues by David Evans / Paperback / Published 1988
Blues and Rock Harmonica Made Easy by David Harp / Paperback / Published 1993
Blues Off the Record : Thirty Years of Blues Commentary Ships in 2-3 days Paul Oliver / Paperback /
Boogie, Marches, and Ragtime (At Your Fingertips) by Frank Metis / Paperback / Published 1996
How to Play Blues and Boogie Piano Styles by Aaron Blumenfeld / Paperback / Published 1995
The Legacy of the Blues: A Glimpse into the Art and the Lives of Twelve Great Bluesmen: An Informal Study by Samuel Barclay Charters / Paperback / Published 1988
Classic Tunes & Tales: Ready-To-Use Music Listening Lessons & Activities for Grades K-8
This practical resource gives music teachers a unique collecton of lessons and activities to build interest in classical music, while developing knowledge of form, mood, melody, harmony, tempo and rhythm. For easy use, the 50 tunes and 50 tales are organized into 5 sections with suggested grade levels and REPRODUCIBLE activity pages, spiral bound for convenient photocopying. Sprial bound, 340 pages.
The Music Teacher's Almanac: Ready-To-Use Music Activities for Every Month of the Year What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copland, William Schuman
What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copland, William Schuman
|Creative Jazz Improvisation by Scott D. Reeves
Dizzy Gillespie and the Birth of Bebop by Leslie Gourse / School & Library Binding / Published 1995
Jazz Piano C : A Jazz History by Billy Taylor
|Electronic and Computer Music by Peter Manning / Paperback / Published 1995
The Incredible Sound Machine : Unleash the Sound Capabilities of Your MacIntosh Computer/Book and Disk by Mark Andrews
|The Learning Theory - Edwin Gordon|
|Advanced Measures of Music Audiation
A Music Learning Theory by Edwin Gordon. 1997, GIA Publications, Inc. Chicago.
A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children by Edwin Gordon.1997, GIA Publications, Inc. Chicago.
|Literature for the Music Classroom|
There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight by Robert Quackenbush (hard to find)
Over in the Meadow by Olive A. Wadsworth, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1991
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go by John M. Langstaff (Hard to Find) Published 1991
She'll be comin' round the Mountain by Robert Quackenbush (hard to find)
Pop Goes the Weasel and Yankee Doodle by Robert Quackenbush (hard to find)
Baby Beluga by Raffi.
de Colores and other Latin American Songs by Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1994
I've been Working on the Railroad by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Published 1996
A-Z of Classical Composers ~ Usually ships in 24 hours, Peter Gammond / Hardcover / Published 1997
Afro-American Vocal Music : A Select Guide to Fifteen Composers, Frank, Jr. Perry / Hardcover / Published 1992
Beethoven, (Famous Children's Series) by Ann RachlinBach, (Famous Children's Series) by Ann RachlinMozart, (Famous Children's Series) by Ann RachlinBrahms, (Famous Children's Series) by Ann Rachlin
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Music by Robert Sherman, Philip Seldon
Lives of the Musicians (and what the neighbors thought) by Kathleen Krull. This is truly an excellent book. My students absolutely LOVE the juicy tidbits that this author provides. It helps bring relevance to the fact that these composers were "regular" people with the same needs and desires as we all have.
|Books on Technique|
Getting Great Guitar Sounds: A Non-Technical Approach to Developing, Controlling, and Shaping Your Own Personal Sound
Guitar Technique : Intermediate to Advanced by Hector Quine
The Horn Handbook by Verne Reynolds / Hardcover / Published 1997
How to Play Drums by James Blades, Johnny Dean / Paperback / Published 1992
How to Play Keyboards by Roger Evans / Paperback / Published 1992
How to Play Saxophone by Robert John Brown, John Robert Brown / Paperback / Published 1994
Instant Harmonica : Quick and Easy Instruction for the Beginner by Patrick F. Byrne / Paperback / Published 1993
|Rock and Roll|
Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew by Hal Blaine Published 1990
The History of Marshall: The Illustrated Story of 'the Sound of Rock by Michael Doyle, Jon Eiche (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1993
Jazz A-Z by Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond
Sing For Freedom by Guy Carawan / Paperback / Published 1990
What a Wonderful World by George Weiss and Bob Theile
Bach to Rock Introduction to Famous Composers and Their Music With Related Activities Rosemary G. Kennedy / Paperback / Published 1993 This is an excellent resource which comes with a cassette of listening lessons and there are activity pages which will help guide your students through the lessons. I have thoroughly enjoyed having this book.
|Songs about Freedom|
|Black American Freedom Songs 1960-66Voices of the Civil / Audio CD / Published 1997
Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom, Lawrence W. Levine / Paperback / Published 1978
Bob Marley : Songs of Freedom Adrian Boot, Chris Salewicz / Hardcover / Published1995
Everybody Says Freedom Pete Seeger, Bob Reiser / Paperback / Published 1990
Freedom Songs (Puffin Book) Yvette Moore / Paperback / Published 1992
Sing for Freedom Guy Carawan / Paperback / Published 1990
Songs of Freedom Bob Marley / Paperback / Published 1994
'When the Spirit Says Sing!' : The Role of Freedom Songs in the Civil Rights Movement (Garland Studies in American Popular History and Culture) Kerran L. Sanger / Hardcover / Published 1996
Freedom in the Air: Song Movements of the Sixties Josh Dunson / Hardcover / Published 1980
Freedom Songs Yvette Moore / Unknown Binding / Published 1992
Freedom's Lyre : Or Psalms, Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Slave and His Friends Edwin F. Hatfield / Hardcover / Published 1940
Songs of Peace, Freedom, and Protest Tom, Comp. Glazer / Published 1970
Sing for Freedom : The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs Candie Carawan (Editor), Guy Carawan / Hardcover / Published 1997
Gonna Sing my Head off!American Folk Songs for Children by Kathleen Krull, Allen Garns (Illustrator) / Published 1992.
American Folksongs for Children by Ruth Crawford Seeger / Paperback / Published 1980
Folksongs of Britain and Ireland Peter Kennedy / Paperback / Published 1984
We All Go Together: Creative Activities for Children to Use With Multicultural Folksongs/Book and Cassette by Doug Lipman / Paperback / Published 1994
African Folksongs Children's Songs from Ghana by C.K. Lodzekpo, Victor Tieko / Hardcover / Published 1940
Folksongs from Bavaria Various / Audio CD / Published 1991.
Folksongs from the Carribbean Paperback / Published 1993.
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