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Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher's Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics



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Meaningful Movement 
A Music Teacher's Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics
By Marla Butke and David Frego
Book and Online Content
128 pages

This text is intended to help music teachers find meaningful ways to include Dalcroze-based movement in lessons that meet national education standards and have assessment opportunities. Chapters 2 - 5 contain sequential activities that teach various music concepts. Concentration, rhythmic integrity, artistic movement, and social integration are key components. The 206 lessons are divided into four phases - introductory, beginning, intermediate and advanced. Directions are easy to follow. Includes sample lesson plans, assessment rubrics, and an access code for a video-link to view 31 lessons presented by children and adults.

Chapter One
How to Use this Book
Basic Guidelines
Activities Index of Musical Concepts Taught Through the Dalcroze Approach

Chapter Two - Focus
Focus Definition and Purpose
Focus Chart of Activities
Focus Sample Lesson Plan with Assessment
Focus Descriptions of Activities

Chapter Three - Eurhythmics
Definition and Purpose 
Chart of Activities 
Sample Lesson Plan with Assessment 
Descriptions of Activities

Chapter Four - Expressive Movement/Plastique Animée
Short Process/ Teacher-Driven Definition and Purpose
" " " " Chart of Activities
" " " " Sample Lesson Plan with Assessment
" " " " Descriptions of Activities
Expressive Movement/Plastique Animée Long Process/ Student-Driven Purpose
Expressive Movement/Plastique Animée Music Chart with Concepts

Chapter Five - Rhythmic Solfège
Definition and Purpose
Chart of Activities 
Sample Lesson Plan with Assessment 
Descriptions of Activities

Chapter Six
Piano Improvisation
Sequential Lessons
Music Literature List
Music Literature List by Genre


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