School Music Teaching; For Superintendents, Music Supervisors, and Grade Teachers

School Music Teaching; For Superintendents, Music Supervisors, and Grade Teachers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...the class idea years ago, and schools no longer chant the multiplication table in unison holding hands. We music teachers are still in that stage. It is all right to sing in chorus for a great deal of that must be done, but I doubt if much reading is learned in chorus except by a very few of the leaders. At least that is the case until there has been enough individual work done to make all the pupils independent while singing in chorus. Even then, the slow one has no chance, for while he is looking at a note, some quicker one near by will sing it before he has had time to think it out, and it will go into his ear and out of of work deprives him of even the opportunity. u his mouth and never touch his brain at all. He may want to learn very much, but this kind When chorus work is going on, a teacher must watch constantly to see whether the pupils are using their brains or only their ears. If you do much of the advance work individually, this trouble will be reduced to a minimum. All realize the value of individual work but few do enough of it to count. Be careful in ' doing individual work that it is not a grand carnival of wasted time. When one child is singing be sure that the others are all studying. Do not permit a roving eye. They are very fond of looking at the singer, but you must impress upon them that they are to get the next or the same exercise ready to sing correctly. Take your place in front of the class where you can see all the faces, and then see to it that all are not only looking at the books but wear that look of intelligence that betokens an active mind. If you are a teacher you will have no trouble in recognizing it. Use the same system already outlined, two pupils standing at the same time. This does away with...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982436
  • 9781236982438