Listen Up!
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Listen Up!

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The lessons in Listen Up! incorporate kinesthetic learning manners and active musical behavior such as singing, moving, chanting, and creating. When actively engaged, children form a more meaningful connection with the music as they strengthen their learning skills. Sample experiences using music listening excerpts allow an opportunity to listen to select musical pieces and reinforce given musical concepts that are prominent in the selections. Many music genres and styles are used, from an ancient Irish tune to a Beatles' song.

Besides presenting listening lessons ready to use with students, author Brent Gault provides strategies to develop new listening lessons. The book includes a dedicated companion website of slides for each lesson with visual material that students can view and respond to as they listen.

Listening experiences included for:

  • "Skating" from A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • "Walking Song" from Acadian Songs and Dances
  • "Dwyer's Hornpipe" from The Mad Buckgoat: Ancient Music of Ireland
  • "Den I Ronde 'Pour Quoy'" from Danserye
  • "Kathren Oggie" from On the Banks of the Helicon
  • "Laura Soave" from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 2 (Respighi)
  • "Humoresque," Op. 101, No. 7 (Dvorak)
  • "Radetsky March," Op. 228 (Strauss)
  • "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
  • "Finale" from the Overture to William Tell
  • "Menuetto" from Symphony No. 35 in D Major (Mozart)
  • "Fiddle Faddle" (Leroy Anderson)
  • "Entry of the Gladiators" (Fucik)
  • "Scene" from Swan Lake Suite (Tchaikovsky)
  • "Fossils" from Carnival of the Animals  (Saint-Saens)
  • "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo (Copland)
  • "Berceuse" from The Firebird Suite (Stravinsky)
  • Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila  (Glinka)
  • "Ecce Gratum" from Carmina Burana (Orff)
  • "All You Need is Love" (Beatles)
  • "Unsquare Dance" (Dave Brubeck)
  • "1234" (Feist)
  • "E-Pro" (Beck)



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AuthorGault, Brent M.
Barcode ISBN0199990514
PublisherOxford University Press


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