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9th Edition

The Musical Classroom
Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching

ISBN 9780415793643
Published June 5, 2018 by Routledge
420 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, Ninth Edition, is designed for students majoring in elementary or music education. Through eight editions, this book has been a market leader in its field. Its goal has been to help teachers—some who may only have a limited background in music—prepare to make music a part of the daily lives of their students. The model lessons remain the centerpiece of the book's long-lasting success. Supported by a collection of children's songs from around the world, instructional information for learning to play basic instruments, and the theoretical, pedagogical, and practical backgrounds needed for reaching all learners, pre-service and in-service teachers can make their classrooms musical classrooms.

NEW to the ninth edition:

  • The 2014 National Core Music Standards
  • Multiple curricular connections to other subjects
  • Expanded soprano recorder instruction unit
  • Addition of the QChord® with Autoharp®/Chromaharp® instruction unit
  • Updated and expanded prekindergarten section
  • A significant infusion of technology throughout the text
  • Mallet-instrument ensemble accompaniments
  • A companion website linking to music sources with numerous resources for both students and instructors

Table of Contents

SECTION I - Backgrounds for Teaching Music

Chapter 1 Music in the Elementary School

Chapter 2 An Introduction to the Elements of Music and Music Concepts

Chapter 3 Music-Making Experiences

Chapter 4 Music of the World

Chapter 5 Curricular Approaches

Chapter 6 Curricular Developments and Integration

Chapter 7 Planning and Assessing Music Learning

SECTION II - Model Experiences for Teaching Music

Chapter 8 Introduction to Model Experiences

Chapter 9 Level I: Kindergarten and First Grade

Chapter 10 Level II: Second and Third Grades

Chapter 11 Level III: Fourth and Fifth Grades



Appendix A Reference Material for Music Fundamentals

Appendix B Introduction to the Autoharp®, Chromaharp®, QChord®, Soprano

Recorder, and Guitar

Appendix C A Collection of Chants, Proverbs, and Poems

Appendix D Resources for Elementary Teachers

Appendix E Resources for Children


Subject Index

Music Index

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Carolynn A. Lindeman is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of The National Association for Music Education.

Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.