Each musical exercise in Creative Music closely correlates with a selection in Music for Piano. As students practice their sightreading, transposing, improvising, and composing skills in Creative Music, they are applying, reinforcing and expanding on the concepts introduced by Music for Piano.
Creative, High-interest Activities for Standards-based Music Education : Kindergarden Book 1
Author: Joy Nelson
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Written by well-known Kodály educator Joy Nelson, The Music Effect is an engaging, ready-to-use resource for teachers who want to lead children to music literacy and lifelong music enjoyment and participation. Designed for the kindergarten classroom. Includes a wealth of energizing and imaginative multi-sensory activities, focusing on increasing students' musical knowledge, skill, and conceptual development. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. The accompanying CD contains recordings of all chants, songs, and orchestral pieces included in the lessons and activities.
keyboard improvisation method : your guide to creative music-making at the piano
Author: Bradley Sowash
Category: Improvisation (Music)
Unlock your creativity at the keyboard! Are you ready to begin a lifetime of enjoyable music making? This is a book about how to play the piano your way. Whether you're a novice, intermediate hobbyist or classically trained pianist, this book can help you play the piano "off page" in ways you never dreamed possible. How this series is different: Like other piano methods, you can expect to learn well-known tunes and delightful originals by reading written music. But Creative Chords takes learning to play the piano much further by giving you the tools to "do your own thing." The Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) provides access to amazing accompaniments ("backing tracks"), additional information about specific topics, and videos of the author demonstrating new techniques and concepts. Learn to: Read and play well-known melodies by ear; Improvise embellishments and variations; Add chords and "stock" accompaniment styles; Create full-sounding arrangements according to your own tastes and preferences. Prior experience improvising or playing jazz, blues, or popular music styles is not necessary. Only basic reading skills are needed. - Back cover.
The Teacher's Handbook for Levels 1 & 2 of Music for Little Mozarts serves as an aid in curriculum development and daily lesson planning while providing information related to teaching young children. The suggested lesson plans provide teachers with a starting point to adapt this series for their own teaching situation. A special section provides helpful teaching tips for using the Music Discovery Book and teacher examples for the ear training pages in the Music Workbook are also given. Beginning teachers of young students should find the handbooks extremely useful.
This book will help to make sense of some of the confusing signs, symbols and instructions that you see in your drum music. It covers topics such as notes, rests, accents, tempo and dynamics, and clearly explains what they mean and how to play them on your drum kit. Along the way there are lots of exciting exercises to complete, fun short pieces to play and review sections that will help you to check how well you’re doing. Learn to Read Drum Music Book 1 covers the following topics: Musical ingredients - pulse, beats, staves, lines and spaces Notes and rests - semibreves, mimims, crotchets, quavers, semiquavers Drums, cymbals and the 'Key' Tempo, time signatures and dynamics Basic counting techniques This 48 page book is part 1 of a 2-part series and is suitable for all types of drummers, including complete beginners.
Most musicians focus on learning technique (learning how to play an instrument), rather than on developing an individual, unique voice. Creative Music Making focuses on the creative development of musicians from all levels of experience and in all styles of music. Based on the author's experience leading workshops for performers around the world, the easy-to-follow exercises in this text will enable any musician--from beginner to professional--to improve creativity and self-expression. Creative Music Making will open the ears of all musicians, vocalists or instrumentalists, in classical, popular, or jazz styles, to a world of new possibilities.
Students are drawn to mobile technologies such as iPads and smartphones because of the sheer endless possibilities of the digital worlds they hold. But how can their potential for stimulating the imagination be effectively used in the music classroom to support students' development of musical thinking? Countering voices that see digital technologies as a threat to traditional forms of music making and music education, this collection explores the many ways in which hand-held devices can be used to promote student learning and provides teachers with guidance on making them a vital presence in their own classrooms. Creative Music Making at Your Fingertips features 11 chapters by music education scholars and practitioners that provide tried-and-true strategies for using mobile devices in a variety of contexts, from general music education to ensembles and from K-12 to college classrooms. Drawing on their own experiences with bringing mobile devices and different music apps into the classroom, contributors show how these technologies can be turned into tools for teaching performance, improvisation, and composition. Their practical advice on how pedagogy and mobile technologies can be aligned to increase students' creative engagement with music and help them realize their musical potential makes this book an invaluable resource for music educators who want to be at the forefront of pedagogical transformations made possible by 21st-century technologies.
Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises for increasing brass instrument range and flexibility. Accent on Achievement meets and exceeds the USA National Standards for music education, grades five through eight. The Teacher's Resource Kit includes special assessment materials for student testing, reproducible music theory and composer worksheets, sample letters to parents, rhythm flash cards, and more.
How do you take the sounds you imagine in your head and make them come out of the speakers? Making Sound takes some different but very effective perspectives on learning to use the tools at hand to create the sounds you want. Following these techniques and philosophies will help bridge the gap between the tools you use and the ideas in your head. Apart from the more in-depth topics in the 19 chapters there are 95 short inspiring tips and tricks that you can reference and use while creating music. Making Sound is philosophical at times, highly practical and packed with actionable tips, tricks and creative techniques. The content is designed to give you new ideas and perspecitves to help you fuel your creativity and ultimately make the techniques your own. The second edition also includes interviews with some top music industry professionals that reveil their processes for the first time. The topics in the book include: Use common tools to create different moods and textures Make virtual instruments sound realistic Advanced sound design Ways to become more productive The secret of contrast in mixing and composition Techniques to get the low end of the mix perfect The art of arrangement Create compelling and exciting grooves Create different kinds of space in a mix How to "glue" a mix Techniques for dealing with stress Essential music theory for composers and producers Ways to overcome digital "sterility" or harshness Dealing with clients What do people in the industry say about the book? "This book will open your eyes!" - Joey Sturgis, legendary music producer "You've got to check this book out!" - iZotope "This opened my eyes more than once! Absolute must-read." - Chris Leon, Your Music Radio "He has a way of presenting things that makes you want to immediately open your DAW and start experimenting." - Dan Comerchero, founder of The Pro Audio Files "A really great practical book that asks the question 'Why?'" - Brian Funk, Music Production Podcast
The Philosophy and Method of Creative Ability Development
Author: Alice Kay Kanack
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
"CAD (Creative Ability Development) is a methods for developing uninhibited creativity. Unlike methods which set up elaborate rules, CAD strives to give the students only the most necessary or general framework or structure within which to freely improvise and express themselves, always keeping in mind the one most important rule: 'There is no such thing as a mistake.'"--Back cover.
(Educational Piano Library). Piano Practice Games present imaginative ways to introduce pieces in Piano Lessons by coordinating technique, concepts, and creativity with the actual music in the lessons book. These preparation activites help focus learning, by 'playing with' each lesson piece aurally, visually, and physically. Whether used in individual or group lessons, Piano Practice Games are designed to make music.