Today's music teachers are in a position to make advances that were not dreamed of in the mid-twentieth century by Jacques-Dalcroze, Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly, or those who developed Comprehensive Musicianship. Yet the principles espoused by these innovators offer a vision of music education that the world is only beginning to realize. The MENC National Standards include aspects of music literacy and personal fulfillment these methodologies have advocated for many years: music for all, singing as a basis for musicianship, moving to music, instrumental experience, analytical thinking, listening to music, improvising and composing. The authors have designed this book to help teachers promote musical learning in these areas by making knowledgeable curricular choices among methods.
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