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Blue is the Sea – Sofia Lopez-Ibor

Music teacher Sofia Lopez-Ibor addresses the concept of arts integration using a basic approach for the music and dance classroom. This book features 25 themes with music, poetry, dance and visual arts activities for preschool through middle school students. The activities intend to develop intuition, observing skills, sensorial experiences and inner-growth.

This unique book includes:

  • Lesson examples applicable to students of all ages
  • Pedagogical and methodological ideas for teaching music and visual arts
  • Games, songs and poems with body percussion and orchestrations for the Orff ensemble
  • Movement exploration and improvisation exercises
  • Suggestions for illustrating texts and songs
  • Graphic Notation scores
  • Tips for observing art
  • Examples of student art and poetry

The ideas in the book can be used by Orff practitioners, art specialists and general classroom teachers. The visual art projects can be used in a music class as a way to introduce a theme or end a session. Most of the songs, rhymes and dance activities are simple enought to be led by a non-music instructor. There are also models of collaboration with your fellow teachers, researching, planning projects and sharing ideas.

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Bop in the Bath

Author/Composer: DAVIES-SPLITTER, Susie & Phil

‘Bop in the Bath’ – Another fun collection of original and interactive songs, dances, musical games and stories for children up to 8 years.

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Includes CD and Teacher’s Manual with music, lyrics and suggestions for use. 1 – Bop in the Bath Listen 2 – G’day My Friends 3 – The Aussie Rock Listen 4 – Windy Path 5 – The Big Green Tram 6 – Jellybean Blues 7 – The Biggest Band 8 – Have You Ever Tried 9 – Let’s Sing All Together 10 – Bertie Bunny 11 – Let’s Clap Our Hands 2 12 – The Melbourne Train Listen 13 – The Apple Tree 14 – Giggle and Pop 15 – Get You Moving 2 16 – The Jumping Dance 17 – The Tiny Caterpillar 18 – It’s Winter Time 19 – Bop in the Bath – BAKTRAKS 20 – The Aussie Rock – BAKTRAKS 21 – Jellybean Blues – BAKTRAKS 23 – Have You Ever Tried – BAKTRAKS 24 – The Melbourne Train – BAKTRAKS 25 – The Jumping Dance – BAKTRAKS

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Choreography A Basic Approach Using Improvisation

US Human Kinetics

Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation is the complete guide to understanding the entire process of choreography, from concept to stage production.

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Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation is the complete guide to understanding the entire process of choreography, from concept to stage production. Thousands of dancers and dance instructors have used the first two editions of this book to solve common challenges in choreography, improvise movement phrases, expand movements into dances, and organize dances into complete productions and concerts.

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Drum it Up! 20 Classroom Drumming Pieces for Grades K-6

Sandy Lantz & Gretchen Wahlberg

A compilation of pieces collected over many years of teaching.

Teaching suggestions are included.

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Kids Christmas Music – Hilary Henshaw

Interactive musical Christmas fun and games for children .

A fabulous resource for teachers of Preschool through to Year 2.

CD and Booklet.

Price: $40.00

Kukuriku

Miriam Samuelson

Traditional Hebrew songs and dances (including Hava Nagila), arranged for voices, recorders and Orff instruments. Detailed instructions (with diagrams) are given for the dances and the text for the songs is written in transliteration: the Hebrew words are not difficult to pronounce. Kukuríku • Hanoded • Dundai • Kol Dodi • Zemer Atik • Hava Nagila • Shibolet Basadeh • Hiney Ma Tov

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Listening Fun Teachers Book, Audio,Digital Resources and DVD

“Listening Fun with Scarves and Tennis Balls” is a perfect resource for a teacher or activity leader who wants to help elementary grade students become active listeners through moving to music. These are new and engaging activities for kids that will keep them active, help develop physical and mental coordination, give them a great feeling of success, and develop spacial awareness and social cues. While they learn about great music, they’ll just think they’re having fun.

This is as much a digital resource as a print resource. It includes three discs. For all eleven listening selections, it includes an audio CD, video of kids performing the routines, video and reproducible print biographies of the composers, projectable lesson materials, plus complete lesson plans and instructions for the teacher, and other supplements. There is even a “guide-at-a-glance” sheet the leader can refer to while teaching each routine. The movement instructions are simple and clear enough for anyone to learn quickly, and the videos can also be used as an aid to learn the routines. The author has included everything needed to incorporate these activities successfully into the music curriculum in multiple ways (but provide your own scarves and tennis balls!). Music instruction objectives and assessments are included in the lesson plans. There is so much here that is useful–the composer videos alone are a great resource and extremely well-done.

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Parachutes and Ribbons and Scaves Oh My!!! Artie Almeida

Listening Lessons with Movement Props
By Artie Almeida
Book and CD+
78 pages
For grades K – 5

Fun, fun and more fun! And what could be better than a resource that will have students begging to listen to more classical music? In Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!, Artie Almeida shares some of her most-beloved guided listening and movement-based lessons.

These lessons offer a wonderful opportunity to build a school/home/family connection. Artie sends home Family Musical Moment notes to encourage families to share the experience by downloading the piece of music and listening to it together. Each lesson in this book has a page of Family Musical Moment Notes in the data files on the CD+ as well as in reproducibles throughout the book’s pages.

The included CD features orchestral tracks from the Naxos recording label, video performances of the lessons, and reproducible visuals and teaching aids. Pull out your favorite movement props and let the learning – and listening – begin!

Contents:
Tips and Suggestions
“Finale” to the Overture from William Tell
Guided Listing with Non-pitched Percussion
Form Chart
Guided Listening with Parachute Play
Flashlight Activitiy

The Syncopated Clock
Moving with Scarves
Form Chart, Vocabulary Flash Cards

The Wild Horseman
Giddy-Up! A Stick-Horse Activity
Form Chart

“Galop” from The Comedians
A Ribbon Streamer Movement Activity
Form Chart

“March” from The Nutcracker
A Form Lesson Activated with Plastic Plates
Form Chart
A Form Lesson Activated with Large Plastic Candy Canes
A Form Lesson Activated with a Stretchy Band

Trepak (Russian Dance)” from The Nutcracker
A Form Lesson Activated with Ribbon Wands
Form Chart
A Form Lesson Activated with Parachute Play

“Viennese Musical Clock” from Hary Janos Suite
Movement with Large Scarves
Form Chart
Creative Movement Groups

Rondo Alla Turca
Guided Listening with Student Responder Packs
Form Chart, Mozart Scramble Info Sheet, Animal Responders

The Stars and Stripes Forever
Flag Routine
Form Chart, Picture of John Philip Sousa

El Capitan
A Plastic Cup Routine
Form Chart, Picture of El Capitan

“In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Experiencing Tempo and Dynamics with Kickballs and Guiros
Vocabulary Flash Cards

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Primary Dances and Singing Games – Denise Gagne & Carmen Bryant

This resource for PreK – Grade 3 includes 27 composed and traditional dances and singing games.  Our students loved singing and playing the songs and games in the collection! The book includes not only the dance or game directions, but includes additional suggestions for either classroom teacher or music teacher to use to teach related curriculum or musical concepts.
  1. Copy Me!
  2. Jig Jig Jiggles
  3. Fall Leaves
  4. Follow Me
  5. Kinder Boogie
  6. Mulberry Bush
  7. Duck Dance
  8. Jump Jim Joe
  9. Sleepy Bunnies
  10. Trot Old Joe
  11. Tap it Here
  12. Bim Bam
  13. Teddy Bear Hoedown
  14. Dinosaur Movement
  15. Dinosaur Rock and Roll
  16. Clap your Hands
  17. Hunt the Cows
  18. Ants Go Marching
  19. What Will We Do Today?
  20. Danish Dance of Greeting
  21. La Raspa
  22. Kinderpolka
  23. I Can Pretend
  24. Halloween Looby Loo
  25. Jingle Bells Dance
  26. Shake my Ribbons
  27. Come and Sail

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Shenanigans Vol.1

Children’s Dances of Terra Del Zur

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Virtually all the previously recorded dance material from Shenanigans, one of Australia’s most well-known educational troupes is now available on 3 CD’s, and as such makes a wonderful and value packed addition to the resources of any music educator. Shenanigans draw on the richness and diversity of dance traditions present in Australia to create a tapestry of rhythm and timbre played on French bombarde, Greek bouzouki, Hungarian hurdy gurdy, Macedonian bagpipes, Middle Eastern darrabukka, clarinet, piano accordion, and African drums. Volume 1, contains 21 tracks for preschool and lower primary and includes the popular Shenanigans originals with an Australian flavour such as ‘Highway Number One’ and ‘Koori Dreamtime’. Other traditional folk dances much enjoyed by young children include; ‘Indo Eu’ and ‘Pinon Pinon’. Volume 2 contains 22 tracks of material for primary aged children onwards and includes dances from a variety of styles and cultures such as the Cajun influenced ‘Louisiana Saturday Night’, the Serbian ‘Scissor Dance’ and the old English ‘Sellenger’s Round’. It also contains all the standards Australian Bush Dances taught in schools. Volume 3 includes 19 items of material which can be adapted to virtually age group, such as ‘Walking to the Left’, ‘Kolo’, the very useful ‘Polonaise’, and ‘Cherkassia’. It also includes three ‘backing tracks’ which enable participants to improvise their own sections. A booklet of dance instructions for all dances is included in each CD cover and the instructions are clear and easily followed.

Price: $28.00

Shenanigans Vol.2

Bush Dances of New Holland

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Virtually all the previously recorded dance material from Shenanigans, one of Australia’s most well-known educational troupes is now available on 3 CD’s, and as such makes a wonderful and value packed addition to the resources of any music educator. Shenanigans draw on the richness and diversity of dance traditions present in Australia to create a tapestry of rhythm and timbre played on French bombarde, Greek bouzouki, Hungarian hurdy gurdy, Macedonian bagpipes, Middle Eastern darrabukka, clarinet, piano accordion, and African drums. Volume 2 contains 22 tracks of material for primary aged children onwards and includes dances from a variety of styles and cultures such as the Cajun influenced ‘Louisiana Saturday Night’, the Serbian ‘Scissor Dance’ and the old English ‘Sellenger’s Round’. It also contains all the standards Australian Bush Dances taught in schools. A booklet of dance instructions for all dances is included in each CD cover and the instructions are clear and easily followed.

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Shenanigans Vol.3

Folk Dances of Terra Australis

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Virtually all the previously recorded dance material from Shenanigans, one of Australia’s most well-known educational troupes is now available on 3 CD’s, and as such makes a wonderful and value packed addition to the resources of any music educator. Shenanigans draw on the richness and diversity of dance traditions present in Australia to create a tapestry of rhythm and timbre played on French bombarde, Greek bouzouki, Hungarian hurdy gurdy, Macedonian bagpipes, Middle Eastern darrabukka, clarinet, piano accordion, and African drums. Volume 3 includes 19 items of material which can be adapted to virtually age group, such as ‘Walking to the Left’, ‘Kolo’, the very useful ‘Polonaise’, and ‘Cherkassia’. It also includes three ‘backing tracks’ which enable participants to improvise their own sections. A booklet of dance instructions for all dances is included in each CD cover and the instructions are clear and easily followed.

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SPECIAL – Music for Children American Edition – Primary OR Secondary

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BUT ARE SHOP WORN COPIES OF THE BOOK. THE SPIRAL BINDING IS SLIGHTLY DISCOLOURED AND SOME PAGES BUT THEY ARE STILL WRAPT IN PLASTIC AND ARE OTHERWISE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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The Book of Song Dances – John Feierabend

Dances accompanied by singing have been enjoyed by people of all ages for hundreds of years. These dances have served an important social function as people share the joy of synchronizing with others through their body, spirit, and voice.

John M. Feierabend collects into one place an addictive collection of Song Dances that have their roots in our American heritage, as well as a few from other countries.

Each dance is organized by type (single circle, double circle, square dances, etc.) and includes complete dancing directions.

This beautifully illustrated collection is for anyone looking to reclaim this great folk dance tradition, use great songs to teach musical concepts—or simply have a great time. Enjoy!

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