Musical Children, with CD: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-01
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Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiencesby 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. The book presents 25 strategies for engaging children who are learning music based on the latest Music Educators National Conference (MENC) standards. It includes reproducible student activity charts, a song selection of 40 notated melodies, a collection of chants, and resource materials for any new teacher to reference.Musical Childrenis not only an excellent text in any Music Education classroom, but an excellent resource for any preschool or kindergarten teacher. Written by a leading authority on early childhood music education, the text will be used in courses on Elementary Methods and Fundamentals of Music Education.

Author Biography

Carolynn A. Lindeman (B.M., Oberlin College, DMA, Stanford University) is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Active as a speaker and clinician, she has given presentations throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Israel, and South Africa. Dr. Lindeman is the author of The Piano Advantage: A Concise Introduction for Beginners (Thomson/Schirmer, 2006), coauthor of The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, 7th ed. and the compiler of Women Composers of Ragtime (a piano folio). She has published more than fifty articles in professional journals and served as series editor for sixteen publications (MENC, 1995?2003) related to implementing and assessing the National Standards for Music Education.

Table of Contents

(The 2-CD Track listings are available at the end of this table of contents.)






SECTION ONE – Music Learning and Young Children


Chapter 1.           Young Children and Music: The Prekindergarten Years


            Infants and Music


            Musical Experiences for Two-Three and Four-Year Olds


                            Prekindergarten Singing Activity: “Miss Mary Mack”

                        Playing Instruments

                            Prekindergarten Playing Instrument Activity: “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”

                        Creating Music

                            Prekindergarten Creative Activity: “Jazz Fly”

                        Responding to Music

                            Prekindergarten Movement Activity: “Eensy, Weensy Spider” 

                        Understanding Music

                            Prekindergarten Music Concept Activity: “Boogie-Woogie Walk”


            The Prekindergarten Musical Environment


                        Materials, Equipment, and Facilities

                        Music Centers

                        Recommended Time Allocation for Music


Chapter 2. Young Children and Music:  The Primary Grades


          Music Learning Experiences


            Music-Making Experiences


                        Playing Instruments

                        Creating Music

                        Reading and Notating Music

                        Listening to Music




            The Musical Classroom in the Primary Grades


                        Materials and Equipment

                        Recommended Time Allocation for Music


Chapter 3.           Developing Concepts about Music


          Music Concepts


                        Expressive Qualities: Dynamics, Tempo, Articulation






Chapter 4. Reaching all Learners through Music


          The Inclusive Musical Classroom

                   Speech or Language Disability

                        Specific Learning Disability

                        Behavior or Emotional Disturbance

                        Other Health Disabilities

                        Intellectual Disability


                        Visual Impairment

                        Hearing Loss

                        Orthopedic Disability

                        Gifted and Talented

                        English Language Learners


            Cooperative Learning Strategies


Chapter 5. Curricular Integration and Approaches


            Curriculum Integration

                   Integrating Music with Other Subjects

                        Integrating Technology


            Curricular Approaches for Teaching Music

                        The Orff Schulwerk Approach

                        The Kodály Approach

                        Dalcroze Eurhythmics

                        Gordon Music-Learning Theory

                        Eclectic Approach



SECTION TWO – Teaching Music in the Primary Grades



Developmental Characteristics of Kindergarten-Grade 3 Children

30 Musical Experiences for Kindergarten-Grade 3 Children                             

Lesson 1:        Music Makes You Smile!                                                                  00

                        If You’re Happy (Traditional Children’s Song of the United States)

Lesson 2:        Follow the Leader and Keep the Beat!                                             00

                         Gigue from Suite  No. 3 in D (Bach)

Lesson 3:        Let’s Play a Game!                                                                            00

                        Here Comes Valerie  (Traditional Song from the United States)

Lesson 4:        Join the Parade.                                                                                 00

                        “Parade” from Divertissement (Ibert)

Lesson 5:        Say “Hello” to Classmates.                                                              00

                        Hello, There!  (Traditional Children’s Song)

Lesson 6:        Speedy or Slow?                                                                                 00

                        Boogie-Woogie Walk (Spencer)

Lesson 7:        Engine No. 9                                                                                       00

                        “Engine, Engine”  (Traditional Chant)

Lesson 8:        All Aboard!                                                                                         00                                “The Little Train of Caipira” from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (Villa-                                           Lobos)

Lesson 9:        Let’s Take a Bus Ride!                                                                     00

                        “The Bus”  (Traditional)

Lesson 10:      Breaking Out of the Shell.                                                                 00

                        “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks” from Pictures at an Exhibition                                             (Mussorgsky)

Lesson 11:      The Farmer’s Dog                                                                             00

                         “Bingo” (Folk Song from the United States) 

Lesson 12:      A Visit to the Zoo                                                                               00

                        “Elephant” ” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

                        “Aviary” ” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

Lesson 13:      Miss Mary Mack                                                                              00

                        “Miss Mary Mack” (African American Clapping Game Song)                                                              


Lesson 14:   Drum Talk                                                                                             00

                        “Anaguta Drums” Excerpt (Nigeria) 

Lesson 15:   Head, Shoulders                                                                                   00

                        “Head, Shoulders, Baby” (African American Singing Game)

Lesson 16:  It’s Halloween.                                                                                       00

                        “Five Little Pumpkins” (Traditional/Words by Pitts)

Lesson 17:       Grinding Corn                                                                                   00

                        Corn Grinding Song  (Navajo Indian)

Lessons 18/19: The Nutcracker Ballet                                                                     00

                         “Russian Dance” from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

                        “Chinese Dance” from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

Lesson 20:      Beats in Two                                                                                      00

                        “Skip to my Lou” (Folk Song from the United States)

Lesson 21:      Artists at Work                                                                                  00

                        “Aquarium” from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)

                        “Devil’s Dance”  from The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky)



Lesson 22:      Dancing Down the Alley                                                                    00

                        “Willowbee”  (Folk Song from the United States)

Lesson 23:      Shadow Puppeteers                                                                            00

                        “Kangaroos”  from Carnival of Animals (Saint-Saëns)



Lesson 24:      Singing and Signing about Martin                                                     00

                        “Sing About Martin” (“Miss Jackie” Weissman)

Lesson 25:       Satchmo is our Jazz Man!                                                                00

                        “Louis Armstrong Call-and-Response” (Berg, Fitzgerald, McCord)

Lesson 26:      Stick Game                                                                                         00

                        Tititorea   (Maori Stick Game from New Zealand)



Lesson 27:      Gun Hoy Fat Choy!                                                                            00

                        “Song of the Dragon”  (Chinese Folk Melody)

Lesson 28:      Instruments Have Families Too!                                                      00

                        Toccata, third movement Excerpt (Chavez)

                        Serenade for Wind Instruments Excerpt (Mozart)

                        “I’ve Got to Be a Rug Cutter” (Ellington)

                        “Spring” from The Four Seasons Excerpt (Vivaldi)



Lesson 29:      Topsy Turvy Ebeenzer                                                                      00

                        “Ebeenzer Sneezer”   (Olson)

Lesson 30:      Under the Big Top                                                                             00                                “Circus Music” from The Red Pony (Copland)



SECTION THREE Collection of Songs for Classroom Music






Appendix A: National Standards for Music Education


                    Grades K-4

Appendix B: Collection of Rhymes, Finger Plays, Chants and Poems

Appendix C: Resources for Classroom Music

                     Resources for Children

                     Resources for Teachers


Appendix D: Reference Material for Music Fundamentals

Appendix E: Reference Material for Recorder, Guitar, and Baritone Ukulele


Subject Index

Music Index



CD Track                     Title                                                                                 

1                                       If You’re Happy (vocal)*                                                   

2                                       If You’re Happy (instrumental)*

3                                       Gigue from Suite No. 3 in D (Bach)                     

4                                       Here Comes Valerie (vocal)*

5                                       Here Comes Valerie (instrumental)*

6                                       Parade from Divertissement (Ibert)

7                                       Hello, There! (vocal)*

8                                    Hello, There! (instrumental)*                                                            

9                                    Boogie-Woogie Walk (Spencer)

10                                  The Little Train of Caipira from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2 (Villa-Lobos)

11                                  The Bus (vocal)*

12                                  The Bus (instrumental)*

13                                  Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky)

14                                  Bingo (vocal)*

15                                  Bingo (instrumental)*

16                                  The Elephant from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

17                                  The Aviary from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

18                                  Miss Mary Mack (vocal)*

19                                  Anaguta Drums excerpt (Nigeria)

20                                  Head, Shoulders, Baby (vocal)*

21                                  Head, Shoulders, Baby (instrumental)*

22                                  Corn Grinding Song (Navajo)                                           

23                                  Russian Dance from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

24                                  Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

25                                  Skip to My Lou (vocal)*

26                                  Skip to My Lou (instrumental)*

27                                  Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

28                                  Devil’s Dance from The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky)

29                                  Willowbee (vocal)*

30                                  Willowbee (instrumental)*

31                                  Kangaroos from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns)

32                                  Sing about Martin! (Weissman) (vocal)*

33                                  Sing about Martin! (Weissman) (instrumental)*

34                                  Louis Armstrong Call-and-Response

35                                  When the Saints Go Marching In*

36                                  Tititorea

37                                  Song of the Dragon

38                                  Toccata, third movement excerpt (Chavez)

39                                  Serenade for Wind Instruments excerpt (Mozart)

40                                  I’ve Got to Be a Rug Cutter (Ellington)

41                                  Spring excerpt from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)           

42                                  Ebeneezer Sneezer  (Olson)

43                                  Circus Music from The Red Pony (Copland)                  

44                                  Rippling Water excerpt (Vietnam)

45                                  Barong Dance excerpt (Bali)

46                                  The Stars and Stripes Forever excerpt (Sousa)

47                                  John the Rabbit

48                                  Looby Loo (vocal)*

* All selections are from the Making Music series; permission is  granted to use their recordings.          




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