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Kodály Method II



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The Kodály Method II
Folksong to Masterwork
By Lois Choksy
210 pages

Covers how to start older students in a Kodály-based music program, and what to teach once a common musical vocabulary is in place. Includes sample lessons with songs. The rest of the book focuses on music listening with a suggested curriculum based on selected works, composers, periods, styles, forms and ensembles.   

For older beginners, or for grade 5 to 6 and up.

Chapter 1: Kodály in North America. Desired End Product, Suggested Curriculum, Conclusion.

Chapter 2: Putting It All Together: 19 Sample Lessons for Getting Older Students Started. Constructing Lessons, Teaching Toward Concept Inference and Skill Development, Conclusion.

Chapter 3: What Shall We Teach Once a Common Musical Vocabulary is In Place? The Hungarian Model; Implications for Music Programs in North America; Organizing a Curricular Framework for Teaching & Learning; The Pedagogical Cycle; Singing as the Basis for Listening; Levels of Music Listening; A Suggested Curriculum Based on Selected Works, Composers, Periods, Styles, Forms and Ensembles; Conclusion.

Chapter 4: First Experiences in Directed Listening. Music of the Classical Period; Rondo Form; Listening Strategy 1: Mozart, Horn Concerto #4 in Eb Major, K.495; Listening Strategy 2: Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major, OP.101; Minuet and Trio Form: Information for the Teacher; Listening Strategy 3: Mozart, Symphony #41, K.551; Listening Strategy 4: Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525.

Chapter 5: Experiences in Directed Listening: The Symphony and Sonata Form. Sonata Form; Listening Strategy 5: Haydn, Symphony #104 in D Major; Listening Strategy 6: Beethoven, Symphony #6 in F Major, OP.68; Listening Strategy 7: Beethoven, Piano Concerto #5 in Eb Major, OP.73; Conclusion.

Chapter 6: Experiences in Directed Listening: Music of the Baroque (1600-1750). Background Information for the Teacher; Listening Strategy 8: J.S. Bach, Fugue from Tocatta & Fugue in D Minor; Listening Strategy 9: J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D Major; Listening Strategy 10: G.F. Handel, Water Music.

Chapter 7: Experiences in Directed Listening: Music of Schubert & Brahms. Background Information for the Teacher; Listening Strategy 11: F. Schubert, Die Forelle (The Trout); Form: Theme and Variations; Listening Strategy 12: F. Schubert, Quintet, Op.114, The Trout, 4th Movement; Listening Strategy 13: J. Brahms, Symphony #4 in E Major, Op.98, 4th Movement.

Chapter 8: Experiences in Directed Listening: Music of the Impressionist Period and Early 20th Century. Background Information for the Teacher; Listening Strategy 14: Debussy, Nuages from Nocturnes; Listening Strategy 15: Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite; Hand Signs for Diatonic Scale; The Most Common Chromatic Tones.

Chapter 9: Conclusion. Creating Further Listening Strategies; Achieving Music Outcomes.

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I am going to teach at a new school. This book was recommended several years ago by a teacher who also used it to start older students.
Rose M on Jul 26, 2012

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