Songs in Their Heads

Songs in Their Heads
  • Author : Patricia Shehan Campbell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 307
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780195382518

Songs in Their Heads Book Review:

This book explores the meaning and value of music in children's lives, based upon their expressed thoughts and actual musicking behaviors in school and at play. Blending standard education field experiences with ethnomusicological techniques, Campbell demonstrates how music is personally and socially meaningful to children and what values they place on particular musical styles, songs, and functions. She explores musical behaviors in various contextual settings-in the outdoor garden of the Lakeshore Zebras' preschool, in Mr. Roberts' fifth grade classroom, on a school bus, at home with the Anderson family, in the Rundale School cafeteria, at the Toys and More Store. She documents in narrative forms some of the "songs in their heads", balancing music learned with music "made", and intentional, purposeful music with natural music behavior. From age three to tween-age, children are particularized by gender race, ethnicity, and class, and their soundscapes are described for the contexts, functions, and meanings they make of music in their lives. Treading through the individual cases and conversations is the image of the "universal child" children's culture that transcends localities, separates them from adults, and defines them as their own community of shared beliefs and practices. Songs in Their Heads is a vivid and engaging book that brides the disciplines of music education, ethnomusicology, and folklore. Designed as a text or supplemental text in a variety of music education methods courses, as well as a reference for music specialists and classroom teachers, this book will also appeal to parents interested in understand and enhancing music making in their own children.

Songs in Their Heads

Songs in Their Heads
  • Author : Patricia Shehan Campbell
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : OCLC:1012104278

Songs in Their Heads Book Review:

Songs in Their Heads : Music and Its Meaning in Children's Lives

Songs in Their Heads : Music and Its Meaning in Children's Lives
  • Author : Patricia Shehan Campbell Professor of Music Education University of Washington
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 1998-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780195354935

Songs in Their Heads : Music and Its Meaning in Children's Lives Book Review:

This book explores the musical interest and needs of children in their daily lives. Based upon their expressed thoughts and actual "musicking" behaviors, this text examines the songs they sing, the rythyms they make, and the roles that music plays for them. Blending standard education field experiences with ethnographic techniques, Dr. Campbell demonstrates how music is personally and socially meaningful to children and what values they place on particular musical styles, songs, and functions. He explores musical behaviors in various contextual settings, and presents in notated and narrative forms some of the "songs in their heads," balancing music learned with music "made," and intentional, purposeful music with natural musical behavior. Songs in Their Heads is a vivid and engaging book that bridges the disciplines of music education, musicology, ethnomusicology, and folklore. Designed as a text or supplemental text in a variety of music education method courses, as well as a reference for music specialists and classroom teachers, this book will also appeal to parents interested in understanding and enhancing music making in their children.

Music and the Child

Music and the Child
  • Author : Natalie Sarrazin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2016-06-14
  • ISBN : 1942341709

Music and the Child Book Review:

Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children's natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I'm working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children's lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

The Arts in Children's Lives

The Arts in Children's Lives
  • Author : Liora Bresler,C.M. Thompson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2002-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781402004711

The Arts in Children's Lives Book Review:

Seventeen authors, whose work represents the best of contemporary research and theory on a constellation of issues concerning the role of the arts in children's lives and learning, address critical issues of development, context, and curriculum from perspectives informed by work with children in formal and informal settings. This anthology draws on various cultural and institutional context and traditional and contemporary practices from different parts of the world.

The Arts in Children's Lives

The Arts in Children's Lives
  • Author : Liora Bresler,C.M. Thompson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2007-05-08
  • ISBN : 9780306475115

The Arts in Children's Lives Book Review:

Seventeen authors, whose work represents the best of contemporary research and theory on a constellation of issues concerning the role of the arts in children's lives and learning, address critical issues of development, context, and curriculum from perspectives informed by work with children in formal and informal settings. This anthology draws on various cultural and institutional context and traditional and contemporary practices from different parts of the world.

When Music Goes to School

When Music Goes to School
  • Author : Danette Littleton
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2015-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781475813364

When Music Goes to School Book Review:

Experts in child psychology and pedagogy concur that how children are schooled today seriously conflicts with how they learn and develop. Children are being left behind and the promises and possibilities of childhood are slipping away. This book aims to disclose a deeper understanding of music’s importance in children’s lives and their need to know, explore, wonder, and play. Directed toward music teachers, teacher educators, and scholars, this text invites inquiries and provides insights into contemporary challenges to learning and teaching in an era of standardization. A compendium of essays, classroom voices and vignettes is supported by relevant research in music education and companion disciplines in psychology, philosophy, and sociology. Storytelling with scholarship contributes authenticity and strengthens the premise of this book.

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes]

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes]
  • Author : Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 1270
  • Relase : 2013-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780313393488

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] Book Review:

A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.

The Child as Musician

The Child as Musician
  • Author : Gary E. McPherson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 2015-09-24
  • ISBN : 9780191061882

The Child as Musician Book Review:

The new edition of The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development celebrates the richness and diversity of the many different ways in which children can engage in and interact with music. It presents theory - both cutting edge and classic - in an accessible way for readers by surveying research concerned with the development and acquisition of musical skills. The focus is on musical development from conception to late adolescences, although the bulk of the coverage concentrates on the period when children are able to begin formal music instruction (from around age 3) until the final year of formal schooling (around age 18). There are many conceptions of how musical development might take place, just as there are for other disciplines and areas of human potential. Consequently, the publication highlights the diversity in current literature dealing with how we think about and conceptualise children's musical development. Each of the authors has searched for a better and more effective way to explain in their own words and according to their own perspective, the remarkable ways in which children engage with music. In the field of educational psychology there are a number of publications that survey the issues surrounding child and adolescent development. Some of the more innovative present research and theories, and their educational implications, in a style that stresses the fundamental interplay among the biological, environmental, social and cultural influences at each stage of a child's development. Until now, no similar overview has existed for child and adolescent development in the field of music. The Child as Musician addresses this imbalance, and is essential for those in the fields of child development, music education, and music cognition.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1
  • Author : Gary E. McPherson,Graham F. Welch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 944
  • Relase : 2012-09-13
  • ISBN : 9780199730810

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1 Book Review:

The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Music Education offer a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behavior and development in relation to the diverse variety of educational contexts in which they occur. In these volumes, an international list of contributors update and redefine the discipline through fresh and innovative principles and approaches to music learning and teaching.

Teaching Music Creatively

Teaching Music Creatively
  • Author : Pamela Burnard,Regina Murphy
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 2017-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781317285588

Teaching Music Creatively Book Review:

Fully updated in light of the latest research and practice in primary education, Teaching Music Creatively offers all teachers a comprehensive understanding of how to develop, deliver and enjoy a creative music curriculum. It is inspired by the belief that all those concerned with primary education have a deep interest in creativity and supports teachers in developing the confidence to teach and celebrate creative music teaching throughout school. With groundbreaking contributions from international experts in the field, it offers well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding. This edition includes a brand new chapter on teaching interculturally, showing how children can reach their full creative potential and not be constrained by cultural stereotyping. Key topics covered include: ■ Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively ■ Composition, listening and notation ■ Spontaneous music-making ■ Group music and performance ■ The use of multimedia ■ Integration of music into the wider curriculum ■ Musical play ■ Assessment and planning. Teaching Music Creatively is packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and imaginative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods. It is an invaluable resource for all those training to become primary school teachers, as well as practicing teachers looking for support and inspiration and undergraduate students of music and education.

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures
  • Author : Patricia Shehan Campbell,Trevor Wiggins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 636
  • Relase : 2013-02-14
  • ISBN : 9780199737635

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is a compendium of perspectives on children and their musical engagements as singers, dancers, players, and avid listeners. Over the course of 35 chapters, contributors from around the world provide an interdisciplinary enquiry into the musical lives of children in a variety of cultures, and their role as both preservers and innovators of music. Drawing on a wide array of fields from ethnomusicology and folklore to education and developmental psychology, the chapters presented in this handbook provide windows into the musical enculturation, education, and training of children, and the ways in which they learn, express, invent, and preserve music. Offering an understanding of the nature, structures, and styles of music preferred and used by children from toddlerhood through childhood and into adolescence, The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is an important step forward in the study of children and music.

The Musical Ear

The Musical Ear
  • Author : Anne Dhu McLucas
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0754663965

The Musical Ear Book Review:

The Musical Ear: Oral Tradition in the USA provides a wide-ranging look at the role played by music that is passed on orally without the use of notation, in the folk, popular and art musics of North America. In order to study the process and to find the common elements, McLucas provides an overview of recent research on the brain and memory in order to help the reader understand the inner workings of oral tradition.

Creativity in Music Education

Creativity in Music Education
  • Author : Yukiko Tsubonou,Ai-Girl Tan,Mayumi Oie
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 279
  • Relase : 2018-12-17
  • ISBN : 9789811327490

Creativity in Music Education Book Review:

This book creates a platform for music educators to share their experience and expertise in creative music teaching and learning with the international community. It presents research studies and practices that are original and representative of music education in the Japanese, Asian and international communities. It also collects substantial literature on music education research in Japan and other Asian societies, enabling English-speaking readers to access excellent research and practical experiences in non-English societies.

Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music

Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music
  • Author : Guro Gravem Johansen,Kari Holdhus,Christina Larsson,Una MacGlone
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2019-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781351199933

Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music Book Review:

Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music is a critical, research-based anthology exploring improvisation in music pedagogy. The book broadens the understanding of the potentials and possibilities for improvisation in a variety of music education contexts and stimulates the development of knowledge and reflection on improvisation. The book critically examines the challenges, cultural values, aims and methods involved in improvisation pedagogy. Written by international contributors representing a variety of musical genres and research methodologies, it takes a transdisciplinary approach and outlines a way ahead for improvisation pedagogy and research, by providing a space for the exchange of knowledge and critique. This book will be of great interest to scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of arts education, music education, improvisation, music psychology, musicology, ethnomusicology, artistic research and community music. It will also appeal to music educators on all levels in the field of music education and music psychology.

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
  • Author : Olivia N. Saracho,Bernard Spodek
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2013-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781136897016

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Book Review:

The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.

Chirp / Pollito

Chirp / Pollito
  • Author : Dolores Costello
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2016-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781681957456

Chirp / Pollito Book Review:

When a little chick leaves the flock, he stumbles on to an adventure that will change him forever. This charming bilingual Spanish-English picture book is a cute read for little explorers.

Queen of the Blues

Queen of the Blues
  • Author : Jennifer Warner
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2014-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781629173887

Queen of the Blues Book Review:

Nicknamed the Queen of the Blues, Bessie Smith rose up from poverty in the American South to become one of the most famous and respected recording artists of her generation. Smith was at the forefront of transitioning blues music from a rural novelty to a legitimate art form that critics and audiences took seriously. Behind the scenes of her success, though, Bessie navigated a story family and personal life. She had adult sisters who depended on her for a living and yet disrespected her when she wasn’t around. Likewise, she settled with a husband, Jack Gee, who mistreated her in every possible way. This book looks at the incredible and influential life of Bessie Smith.

I Am Perfect

I Am Perfect
  • Author : Lubna Kharusi
  • Publisher : Lubybuby
  • Pages : 34
  • Relase : 2016-01-28
  • ISBN : 0993090133

I Am Perfect Book Review:

A song book that highlights that inside everyone there is a perfect and loving heart, and that if we uncover our perfection and recognise it in others we can change the world for the better. The song takes you through the personal journey of a little monster who discovers his self worth is not defined by his physical characteristics or by the definitions placed on him by others, but by how he allows his light and love to shine. Once he understands his own value he is able to see the perfection in others even when they are hurtful. He then goes on to show that if we all recognised the perfection in each other and acted from a place of love we can change the world to a better place. "Let us live the perfection that we are and uncover ourselves to shine like a star. Our potential never stops to spread love on this earth, it is why we are here, it is the reason for our birth."

Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts

Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts
  • Author : Susan Wright
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Education AU
  • Pages : 245
  • Relase : 2015-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781442561991

Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts Book Review:

This Australian text is about children’s voices – their minds, feelings, souls. It’s about how children’s voices are liberated through the arts, and how children make and communicate meaning through still and moving images, sounds, textures, gestures and the use of many other signs. It is also about how teachers, parents, peers and the community influence children’s early development, and how quality arts education in early childhood is an essential component of lifelong learning. The authors are teachers and researchers who are respected for their contributions to early childhood arts education. All of them have addressed their topics via practical examples, which are embedded in current philosophies and theories, often stemming from original research and firsthand interactions with children.