A provocative account of the development of modern national culture in India using classical music as a case study. Janaki Bakhle demonstrates how the emergence of an "Indian" cultural tradition reflected colonial and exclusionary practices, particularly the exclusion of Muslims by the Brahmanic elite, which occurred despite the fact that Muslims were the major practiti oners of the Indian music that was installed as a "Hindu" national tradition. This book lays bare how a nation's imaginings--from politics
Featuring chapters by the world's foremost scholars in music education and cognition, this handbook is a convenient collection of current research on music teaching and learning. This comprehensive work includes sections on arts advocacy, music and medicine, teacher education, and studio instruction, among other subjects, making it an essential reference for music education programs. The original Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning, published in 1992 with the sponsorship of the Music
Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, "Struggling to Define a Nation "captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. In an engaging blend of music analysis and cultural critique, Charles Hiroshi Garrett examines a dazzling array of genres-including art music, jazz, popular song, ragtime, and Hawaiian music-and numerous well-known musicians, such as Charles Ives, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Irving Berlin. Garrett argues that rather than a single,
Take your guitar teaching to a new level! Hal Leonard's top-selling comprehensive method for band and strings is now also available for guitar. With the time-tested classroom teaching methods of Will Schmid and Bob Morris and popular songs in a variety of styles, Essential Elements for Guitar is sure to become a staple of guitar teachers' instruction - and get beginning guitar students off to a great start. This method has been designed to meet the National Standards for Music Education, with features such
While the Haitian musical tradition is probably best known for the Vodou-inspired roots music that helped topple the two-generation Duvalier dictatorship, the nation’s troubled history of civil unrest and its tangled relationship with the United States is more intensely experienced through its art music, which combines French and German elements of classical music with Haiti's indigenous folk music. Vodou Nation examines art music by Haitian and African American composers who were inspired by Haiti’s
Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from The National Music Museum in South Dakota, "Music: The Definitive Visual History" guides readers through the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, discussing not just Western classical music, but music from all around the world. Telling the story of musical developments, era by era, linking musical theory, technology, and human genius into the narrative, "Music: The Definitive Visual History" profiles the lives of
In this vibrant and pioneering book, Nadine Hubbs shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive "American sound" and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of America's Sound homes in on the role of these artists' self -identification —especially with tonal
Louisville Jug Music: From Earl Mcdonald to the National Jubilee
This valuable resource is designed to give elementary teachers with no formal music training all the tools they need to help their students develop an understanding of and appreciation for music. This book includes lessons, reproducible games, worksheets and puzzles. Also included is a mixed-media CD that features over 60 minutes of music and a complete PowerPoint presentation. The book follows a well-sequenced curriculum based on the National Standards for Music Education in the United States and the
It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that
A unique Israeli national culture--indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness " - -remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in attempts to invent Israeliness: the invented folk song repertoire known as Shirei Eretz Israel; the contemporary, global-cosmopolitan Israeli rock; and the
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The story of how one woman helped save the buffalo, inspired by pioneer Mary Ann Goodnight. When Molly first settled in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas in the late 1800s, millions of buffalo roamed the land. Molly lived and worked to their music. She stirred the fire to the huff-huff of buffalo breath clouding the chill dawn, swept the dugout to the thunder of hooves. Then different sounds filled the air—the boom and blast of rifles. Before long, the buffalo were gone. But Molly, as stubborn as the buffalo
"An excellent and essential primer for the aspiring tunesmith, Songwriting: The Words, the Music & Money offers authoritative tips on everything from basic song forms to the hard facts of succeeding in the music business. In between, veteran songwriter Dick Weissman shares his insights into composing effective lyrics, melodies and hooks, as well as detailed breakdowns of every musical style from folk to cabaret to hip hop. The first book on the topic to be accompanied by a CD covering all the musical
Buy The American Musical by Raymond Knapp in Paperback for the low price of 29.95. Find this product in Music > Genres & Styles - Musicals, History & Criticism - General, United States - 20th Century.
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In 2002, Frank Bidart published a sequence of poems, Music Like Dirt, the first chapbook ever to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. From the beginning, he had conceived this sequence as the opening movement in a larger structure--now, with Star Dust, finally complete.In this profound and unforgettable new book, the dream beyond desire (which now seems to represent human destiny) is rooted in the drive to create, a drive tormented at every stage by failure, as the temporal being fights for its survival by
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Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences "by Carolyn Lindeman is the only text that focuses on the teaching of preschool and kindergarten students and the important role music plays in a their educations and lives. Music educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of teaching musical skills as early as the preschool years. This book presents the latest research emphasizing real life applications so that teachers can achieve their goal of creating more musically creative children.
A curriculum that teaches the basics of music theory in a practical, easy-to-use reproducible instructional kit. Ideal for choirs, bands, general music classes, and orchestras.Each of the 30 music lessons in 30 Days to Music Theory by Ellen Wilmeth includes basic music concepts presented in a logical sequence with explanation, vocabulary, activity, and practice exercises, all correlated to the National Standards. The instructional resource even gives you games and extension activities to encourage
Is it merely a coincidence that the three "Bs" of classical music--Bach, Beethoven, Brahms--are all German composers? Why do concert halls all over the world feature mostly the works of German and Austrian composers as their standard repertoire? Over the past three centuries, supporters of German music ranging from music scholars to politicians have nurtured the notion that the German-speaking world possesses a peculiar strength in the cultivation of music. This book explores the questions of how music came
General music teachers at all levels-elementary, middle school, and high school-will find ideas, suggestions, and lesson plans for teaching to the National Standards in this publication. Includes sections on teaching each of the nine standards, as well as chapters about general music, assessment, and alternative strategies such as Orff and Kodály. Article topics include singing, composition, improvisation, and guitar.
From Latin America to the Philippines, discover a diverse sampling of musical heritages with this global collection of songs, articles and activities for the music classroom and beyond! Experience authentic folk songs, children's songs and work songs along with some of the native instruments used to accompany them. Read about traditions and cultures and how they have influenced music around the world. The all-in-one Book/CD Pak features reproducible songsheets, articles and activity sheets, step-by-step
The first and only guide to the history and architecture of America's famous opera houses The American opera scene has grown with the country, spawning a proliferation of beautiful and enchanting opera houses. This unique guided tour covers almost 100 historical and contemporary opera houses dating from 1765 up to the present--halls such as the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Opera House, and the Cullen Theater in Houston. America's opera houses present an eclectic collection of
The Nazi Party stressed the superiority of Germanic culture, and the promotion of Richard Wagner and Carl Orff was central to Hitler's cultural program. In Britain, the War Office under Winston Churchill chose to promote Edward Elgar and Hubert Parry, but also to appropriate and 'de-Nazify' Ludwig van Beethoven – whose Fifth Symphony was used extensively in wartime broadcasts and has since become synonymous with VE Day. Meanwhile, the work of Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose music was commissioned by Powell
(National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection Intermediate to Advanced Level). Composed by William L. Gillock. For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Intermediate to Advanced. Softcover. 64 pages. Published by Willis Music
Written by a past president of Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) and participant in the creation of National Standards, this is the fifth edition of a book that has dominated its specialized market for the past 35 years. It offers practical coverage of all aspects of choral and instrumental music.
Make music come alive with this creative collection of visuals and strategies. Created for the music classroom, this handy book/CD pak features reproducible listening maps and movement activities designed for a variety of levels, along with easy-to-use teaching plans based on the National Standards. All musical examples used are included on the CD. Featured listening selections include: Stars and Stripes Forever, Fanfare for the Common Man, Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat (from The Aristocats), Chinese Dance
Uh-oh...report card time! Here is a valuable teacher time-saver packed with user-friendly assessment and evaluation components that have been developed, field-tested and refined by nationally-renowned music educator and clinician Cheryl Lavender. Custom design your own effective methods with these practical assessment strategies, time-saving tips, samples, reproducible forms and more, based on the National Standards for Arts Education. So...take a deep breath, let go of the stress, and enjoy music teaching!