Special features set this book apart: 1. Goals and Objectives and suggested skill hierarchies are given for each approach in four levels-early elementary, upper elementary, middle school-high school, and university. 2. Detailed teaching techniques show how to use each method at each level. 3. Sample lesson plans include numerous musical examples. 4. National Standards are described and discussed. 5. Suggestions are given for appropriate use of technology in the study of music. 6. The four methods are compared in their approach to creating, moving, singing and playing, musical reading and writing, and performing and listening. 7. A brief history of music education in North America relates the acceptance and spread of these four approaches.
Editors Note 1
Unique in both content and approach, this book offers a single-volume authoritative comparison of the four most popular music education methods used in North America—Jacques-Dalcroze, Kodály, Orff, and Comprehensive Musicianship. Its in-depth examination of the methods and underlying philosophies of each method--and its suggested lessons for each method at each grade level--will help readers make knowledgeable curricular choices among methods. Both the New National Standards (MENC) and the use of technology in the study of music are described and discussed in relation to all four methods. Method in North American Music Teaching—The Beginning. Influences on Methods, Approaches, and Philosophies of Teaching Music. Technology and Music Education. The Approach of Jacques-Dalcroze. The Kodály Method. The Orff Approach. Comprehensive Musicianship: An American Technique and Philosophy for Teaching Music. Achieving Goals and Objectives in School Music Programs Via the Principles of Jacques-Dalcroze, Kodály, Orff, and Comprehensive Musicianship. Grades K-1-2. Grades 3-4-5. Grades 6-7-8. Method in Music for Older Students. Which Methods? For music educators.