The Teaching of Instrumental Music

5th Edition

Richard Colwell, Michael Hewitt, Mark Fonder

Routledge
Published October 5, 2017
Textbook - 444 Pages
ISBN 9781138667204 - CAT# Y230451

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Summary

The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Fifth Edition introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. It focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music, with the pervasive philosophy to assist teachers as they develop an instrumental music program based on understanding and respecting all types of music.

Parts I and II focus on essential issues for a successful instrumental program, presenting first the history and foundations, followed by effective strategies in administrative tasks and classroom teaching. Parts III, IV, and V are devoted to the skills and techniques of woodwind, brass and percussion, and string instruments. In all, The Teaching of Instrumental Music is the complete reference for the beginning instrumental teacher, commonly retained in a student’s professional library for its unique and comprehensive coverage.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Revision and updating of curriculum developments, such as coordinating State Department of Education student learning objectives with the recent Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • New discussion of the NAfME National Standards as they relate to the teaching of instrumental music
  • Revamping of rehearsing instrumental ensembles chapters, including new or expanded sections on programming, choosing quality music, and applying successful rehearsal techniques
  • Updates on references, plus new discussion questions, and websites and internet links
  • A chapter devoted to classroom guitar
  • Updates on the use of technology for teaching and learning music
  • More on healthy performance practice, marching band, and jazz band
  • Online materials located in the eResources section on the Routledge website.

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