New Book: Scheduled Release September 1,2017
Language Arts, Math, and Science in the Elementary Music Classroom: A Practical Tool should be out September 2017. This post has two purposes. The main purpose is to connect. I am very interested in your thoughts about teaching elementary music. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you have suggestions for me on how I can improve future editions of this textbook. I will keep the posts up and later categorize them as a reference for others.
The other purpose for this post (and this blog) is to supply free images for printing:
- COLOR Jpgs of the black and white photographs and charts from the book.
- PDFs of the assessment tests and templates laid out in the resource sections.
- PDFs of all the sheet music
- COLOR PDFs of the song “There Was a Man and He Was Mad:
- PDFs of the large music notation
Please see the Appendix/Online Resources section of the book for the URL for these images. These prints are for educational purposes only. All rights are reserved.
My core belief is that the relationship between physically experiencing music and thinking about and analyzing music needs to be rebalanced to further include more creating and more blending into other disciplines and social interactions. This blending shouldn’t take away from music as a pure art form, but instead enhance its ability to reach our students. It is not just the development of the “ear.” It is the whole person; physically, mentally and socially. What are your thoughts and experiences? KM