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Can I Play You My Song? : The Compositions and Invented Notations of Children (Paperback)

Author: Upitis, Rena

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"Students and professionals in music education, as well as classroom teachers, will find numerous and diverse ideas for classroom music composition projects." - Choice

Author and educator Rena Upitis has written a unique book to help regular classroom and private music teachers recognize and foster children's attempts at notating music as they engage in improvisation and composition. Through a colorful, engaging narrative, Upitis describes a "whole music" classroom where teachers, using a child-centered environment, can introduce activities encouraging children to compose and notate their own works. Familiar techniques from a whole language classroom -- such as the use of writing folders and conferencing -- are refashioned in a music context.

Including over seventy examples of children's invented notations, comparing the development of music notations with invented spellings, "Can I Play You My Song?" is full of ideas for individual projects, small group compositions, and full-class works.


Publisher Heinemann Drama
Mfg Part# 9780435087050
SKU 202244581
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0435087053
Release Date 4/10/2007
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