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Sound Thinking - Volume II Developing Musical Literacy

By Houlahan, Micheal Tacka, Philip
Item No. 816656
UPC Code 073999078015
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Sound Thinking: Developing Musical Literacy Vol. 2 By Philip Tacka and Micheal Houlahan Book 178 pages Music education text which centers its philosophy around the Kodaly Concept (see also Sound Thinking 1, item  816655, available separately). Provides a sequenced curriculum and ideas for
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Sound Thinking: Developing Musical Literacy Vol. 2

By Philip Tacka and Micheal Houlahan

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178 pages

Music education text which centers its philosophy around the Kodaly Concept (see also Sound Thinking 1, item  816655, available separately). Provides a sequenced curriculum and ideas for teaching songs. Contains more advanced rhythmic and melodic concepts, modal music, harmonic hearing, and guidelines for teaching listening and 20th century music through improvisation. 

Contents:

Part I Expanding the Tonal Repertoire

  • The Single Eighth Note and Its Use in American Folk Songs
  • Teaching Syncopation
  • Teaching Dotted Eighth and Sixteenth Combinations
  • Teaching high Do
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • The Diatonic Scale
  • Teaching Fa
  • Do Pentachord and Do Hexachord
  • Introducing the Flat
  • Teaching Ti
  • Introducing the Sharp Sign
  • Teaching T and Z
  • Altered Notes and Forms of the Minor Scale
  • Interval Practice 

Part II Upper Level Concepts and Ear Training

  • Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
  • Introducing 4/4, 3/2 and 4/2 Meter
  • Changing Meter
  • Eighth and Sixteenth Notes as the Beat
  • Compound Time Signatures
  • Asymmetric Meters (7/8, 5/8, 5/4)
  • Introduction to the Modes
  • Musicianship Training for Older Beginners
  • Musical Units
  • Development of Musical Memory
  • Sight-Singing and Interval Practice
  • Dictation
  • Part Singing
  • Musical Units for the Older Beginner 

Part III Other Musical Skills

  • The Development of Harmonic Hearing
  • The Teaching of Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant Chord Functions
  • Triads and Their Functions
  • Harmony and Form
  • Introducing Typical Harmonic Progressions
  • Modulation
  • Listening
  • Improvisation and Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Composition Using Twentieth Century Technique
  • Music Literature for Children’s Choir

Appendix: Index of Songs and Chants

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