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Getting the Buggers in Tune



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Getting the Buggers in Tune by Ian McCormack
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This book contains highly practical teaching suggestions for those with responsibility for teaching music in the primary and secondary classroom. It offers numerous innovative approaches for composition, live performance, improving learning through music and also cross-curricular learning through music.This invaluable guide provides teachers with a wide range of practical strategies for motivating students of all ages in their music lessons. Considering issues such as music in the primary school, music in the secondary school, composition, live performance and even how music can influence learning, this fascinating book is full of ideas for engaging students with music. The authors demonstrate how closely music relates to other subjects and suggest a range of whole-school themed events. Brimming with useful tips and inspirational advice on every aspect of music teaching, this book will prove essential reading for music teachers everywhere.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 The place of music in the National Curriculum; Chapter 2 The place of music in the Primary School; Chapter 3 The place of music in the Secondary School; Chapter 4 Why Music? Why Creativity?; Chapter 5 Music and the rest of the curriculum; Chapter 6 Qualifications in music and career paths; Chapter 7 The Ethos and Atmosphere of the School; Chapter 8 Appreciating the Art Form; Chapter 9 Good Practice; Chapter 10 Thoughts and opinions.

Author Biography

Ian McCormack is a teacher and writer with 25 years experience. He now works as a writer and educational consultant. He runs a variety of engaging courses for both adults and pupils, using drama and role-play Jeanette Healey currently teaches music and music technology in a sixth form college in the north of England. She has been a moderator and team leader for Edexcel GCSE music for four years, and composes musicals as part of a team for a charity organisation.
Release date Australia
March 6th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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