In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
One of the hardest things a voice teacher has to do is to help a singer lose their bad habits, and we all know how well ingrained a bad habit can be. With the products available here, your kids will be able to skip the bad habits stage and go right into being good singers. Teach your kids how to sing well. Without being so childish as to bore the kids, these works are aimed at teaching younger singers in techniques that work with the sweeter, tender voices of youthful singers. They cover the vast array of skills and techniques a choral director, conductor or teacher, with examples from some of the most prestigious children’s choirs from around the globe.
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Allison Street and Linda Bance : Voiceplay - 22 Songs for 3-5 year-olds
Review: Voiceplay is an inspired collection of songs which can be used by all practitioners, whether or not they are music specialists, in all Early Years settings. Voiceplay is for practitioners working in Early Years settings and also for parents and carers at home. Whether you are running a session with thirty children or sitting in a corner with three, Voiceplay shows you how you can use your voice to lead others and help young children develop their singing.
Songlist: Songs To Help Things Happen, Songs With Movement, Songs To Help Singing Voices, Songs For Play, Songs That Tell Stories
Ariella Vaccarino : Voice Lessons To Go for Kids
Review: This CD is designed for young elementary school aged singers to learn how to warm up their voice in a healthy fun way. The volume begins with advice on healthy singing, including words on posture, breathing, and diction. Vocal warm ups follow in patterns broken up into three separate vocalizes: Singing numbers, Singing syllables and Singing solfege. Musical terms such as major scales, chords, octaves, staccato and legato are sung through and explained. The goal of Voice Lessons To Go for Kids is to develop good healthy confident voices as well as to develop children's theoretical knowledge about music, creating good singers on the road to being young musicians.
Songlist: Never Push, You will improve, Your Vocal Assessment, Posture, Diction, Breathing, Confidence, Vocal Warm-Ups
Audrey Snyder : Sight-Sing a Song! Music Reading for the Elementary Classroom
Review: Sight-Sing a Song will help you do just that-teach your students to sing-sing with confidence. This well-designed sight-singing approach by master teacher and choral director Audrey Snyder progresses in an easy step-by-step fashion through a variety of exercises that culminate with a special song students will be able to sight-sing! Each lesson includes helpful Teacher Tips that focus on the music concepts being presented, a suggested teaching sequence to use when presenting each exercise, keys to sight-singing success, options for enrichment and motivation, and two student reproducible pages filled with sight-reading exercises. Exercises and songs are presented in the keys of C major and F major, so students will also experience moveable 'Do.' After students have perfected each exercise a cappella on their own, they can enhance the learning process further by performing wiht the accompaniment tracks on the enclosed CD. Perormanc / accompaniment tracks for the songs are also included. Time is short. Let's start sight-singing!i
Songlist: Begin with the Beat, Add DO and RE, Introducing Meter and MI, Add Neighbors FA and SOL, Neighbor LA joins in, Finishing off with TI and DO, Songsheet, Piano accompaniment
Brenda Rattray : The Joy of Singing
Review: The Joy of Singing is for teachers and leaders in elementary schools, high schools, youth groups and churches who would like to build a singing community. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience, the 20 songs in this book will bring variety and confidence to your choir - regardless of whether you read music notation. Featuring: Unison songs, simple part-singing and four or more parts, Arrangements of well-known spirituals, Original songs in a range of styles, including African and gospel influences, Material ideal for elementary - intermediate choirs, Detailed teaching notes on each song, including discussion points and extension activities, Warm-ups , Audio backing and performance tracks on 2 CD's , PDF of lyrics included on CD for easy printing.
Songlist: Warming Up, Teaching the Songs, How to "Find a Harmony", Pattern in the Song, Keep the Rhythm, Work of Art, Tue Tue, Isn't It Nice, Flutter, Flutter, Miss Jones, Heartfelt Praise, They Took Her Child, Help Me To Change, Oo E Chi Wamma, Iye Iya, Babethandaza, What Will It Take?, I Feel Your Pain, Kumbaya, Joy, Swing Down Sweet Chariot, Wade in the Water, Rocka My Soul
Brian Kane : Sing After Me
Review: Sing After Me contains ten fantastically funny, unusually useful, amazingly adaptive, excellent echo songs to help students learn to sing with practically perfect pitch and deliberately delightful diction. The book includes a sing-a-long and demonstration CD, reproducible student worksheets, and movement, art, and language activities for each song and simple piano accompaniment. Ages 6-13.
Songlist: Bonny The Beaver, Can You Hear Me, The Fishing Boat, Ghost of Halloween, Jean on Trapeze, Letter Olympics, Patrick Thundersmacks, Slithering Sam, Stanley the Stingray, Tumbletun, Worksheets
Cheryl Lavender : See, Sing and Play
Review: See, Sing and Play is a collection of short rhythm and melody pieces, designed just for your elementary music students! Each Practice Page is reproducible for your students' needs. By supplementing your regular music lessons with fun and stimulating sight reading Practice Pages, you encourage a consistent development of fluent reading and playing - an essential ingredient in your sound program of musicianship! See your students read - Hear your musicians grow!
Songlist: Sequence of Rhythmic and Melodic Elements, Rhythmic Elements, Time Signatures, Melodic Elements, Techniques for Teaching Sight Reading, Techniques for Teaching Performances, Body Percussion Ensemble, Kodaly Hand Signs
Cheryl Lavender : Singing Fun for Little Ones
Review: Created and field-tested especially for 'little ones' in Kindergarten - Grade 2, Book/CD features 24 original songs and sight-reading pieces that will delight and challenge your budding musicians! You'll find warm-ups, holiday celebrations, seasonal songs, high/low pitch games, language arts connections with syllables and rhymes, movement and dramatizations, piano, fingerplays, and even a song to wrap up a successful school year. Of special interest are twelve monthly, developmentally-sequenced, sight-reading pieces designed to build music literacy skills with patterns of ta, ti-ti, rest, so-mi-la and mi-re-do. The enclosed CD recording includes both full performance and accompaniment tracks for the songs, and instrumental backup tracks for the signt-reading pieces.
Songlist: Shake It!, Let's Warm Up, September, Who Am I Thinking Of?, What Am I Thinking Of?, October, Piano Land, November, Dance of the Little Leaf, December, Our Holiday Ensemble, January, One Hundred Days of School, Febuary, Solo and Ensemble, March, Creepy and Crawly and Great, April, Down at the Park, May, Moving Up, June, July, August
Chris and Carole Beatty : Teaching Kids to Sing - Essential Skills for Growing Voices (CD)
Review: The Teaching Kids To Sing Series, from Vocal Coach, is an interactive training tool for teachers, parents, choir directors and children alike. The clear presentation of material is guaranteed to have immediate impact, and the entertaining format makes learning fun. Included are a section for leaders and a separate section with the same information geared towards the kids, all on one CD!
Songlist: Warm Ups 1-4, Diction, Song: The Diction Song, Dynamics, Staccato/Legato, Rhythm/Tempo, Song: Loud, Soft, Fast, Slow, Voice Care
Chris and Carole Beatty : Teaching Kids To Sing Package
Review: Who will train the singers of tomorrow and prepare them to use their voices the right way? Chris and Carole Beatty have been training singers for nearly 3 decades. Through their CDs, DVDs, books and Videos, as well as workshops for all ages, they have touched singers and speakers world wide. Their passion for excellence in vocal training is renowned. Their impact on today's and tomorrow's singers is felt daily in schools, churches and the recording industry. The Teaching Kids To Sing series from Vocal Coach is an interactive training tool for teachers, parents, choir directors and children alike. The clear presentation of material is guaranteed to have immediate impact and the entertaining format makes learning fun. The Vocal Coach Kids join Chris & Carole Beatty in looking at the issues of Posture, Breathing, Rhythm, Diction, Tone and Warming Up the voice. This new package also includes a CD that contains the accompaniment tracks and demos for all 26 songs and demonstrations on the Teaching Kids To Sing series.
Songlist: Intro & Overview, Breathing Rap, Warm-Up #1 Ya Ya, Warm-Up #2 Ha Ha/He Ah, Warm-Up #3 Me Oh Me Oh Me/MMM, Warm-Up #3 Ha.../Ho/Hoo, Diction, The Diction Song, Dynamics, Staccato & Legato, Rhythm & Tempo, Loud, Soft, Fast, Slow Song, Voice Care, Closing Thoughts, Introduction, We're Vocal Athletes, Posture, Upright Child of The King (Song), Breathing, Tone, Warming Up, Warm Up exercises
Christy Elsner : Gadgets for Great Singing
Review: Need a fresh approach to teaching dynamics, facial expression, phrasing, and musicality? Use a gadget! Unleash your creative beast with clever everyday "gadgets" redesigned for use in the choral classroom by music educator and choral conductor Christy Elsner. These inexpensive learning tools provide endless inventive ideas for introducing and reinforcing all elements of vocal pedagogy including breath, resonant tone, vowel formation, tongue placement, and diction. They also promote kinesthetic awareness and physical memory, empowering the individual singers and the entire class as a whole to be great singers.
Songlist: Cookie, Food and the Five Basic Vowels, Kitchen Utensils, The Marshmellow, Straws, Toothpicks, Candy, Bowls, Paintbrushes, Rubber Bands, Sponges, Stickers, Flashlights, Clothes Pins, Twinkle Lights, Ladder, Candles, Face Paint, Bubbles and Feathers, Balls, Mirrors
Cristi Cary Mille : Quick Starts for Young Choirs
Review: Get your singers' attention with Quick Starts! Begin each class period or rehearsal with five minutes of creative, singer-tested activities to help focus and develop musicianship. Warm-up the body and voice with muscle movement activities, moving while you sing, and vocal exercises. Sharpen your singers' focus with games, tension breakers and ear training. Develop music skills with sight-singing, music dictation, music writing, theory and more. As educators and directors, Cristi Miller and Angie McKenna share the ideas they have used in their classrooms and rehearsals with great success. Complete with graphics and music examples, Quick Starts will get each rehearsal off to a great start!
Songlist: Warm-Ups, Tension Breakers, Sight Singing, Ear Training, Games, Teaching the Song, Tricks for Better Singing, Music Writing and Theory Fun
Denise Bacon : Let's Sing Together! Songs For 3, 4 and 5 Year Olds
Review: From Mother Goose and Others, set to music according to the Kodaly Concept. This exciting singing tool comes with instructions for use.
Songlist: Foreward By Katalin Forrai, Author's Foreward, Introduction And Background, Suggestions For The Use Of This Book, Index Of Songs In Order Of Difficulty, Alphabetical Index Of First Lines, Songs
Diane Lange : Together Again in Harmony
Review: General music educators are always striving for ways to improve instruction and become better teachers. By combining the learn-by-doing approach of Orff Schulwerk with the sequencing of musical skills in Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory, Diane Lange truly shows that these two visionary methods work Together in Harmony. This second volume provides even more great activities and teaching suggestions, perfect for grades K-5. In the first three chapters, Lange covers the basics of Orff Schulwerk, Music Learning Theory, and how they can be coordinated for maximum learning-the perfect "balanced diet" of songs and activities. Chapter 8, the hands-on portion of the book, includes 36 lesson plans and music that put these ideas into practice. Each activity includes information about suggested grade levels, objectives, and instructions for harnessing both Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning THeory. When the ideas of Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory are combined, each class becomes a musical adventure. These two approaches efficiently achieve the main goal of every music educator: to develop independent musicians who can intelligently communicate their musical ideas. Diane Lange is Assistant Professor and Division Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Songlist: Creating a Balanced Diet of Tonalities, Creating a Balanced Diet of Meters, Readiness for Stylistic Performances, Continuous Fluid Movement, Sequential Learning, Model More - Talk Less, Learning by Doing, 36 Activities, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Balloons, Laughing Monkey, Cheeka, Making Soup, Musical Adventures of Dori, Nanny Goat, Bubbles Everywhere, Polly Put The Kettle On, Boys and Girls Come Out To Play, Elephants Walk, From A Popcorn Song, Sandy Land, Fish Alive, Wind and Bobbin, Bow Belinda, Hop Old Squirrel, Benjamin Franklin, A Horse and a Flea, Raining Rondo, Little Liza Jane, Riding in a Buggy, and more
Doreen Rao : We Will Sing! - Book
Review: This practical music curriculum is a performance-based textbook for music classrooms designed for children ages 9 and older. Beginning with the basics of how to produce a good singing tone, introducing basic music theory, reading and ear training and progressing into unison choral singing and easy part-singing, this 243-page book offers an insightful, practical approach to classroom music. 18 choral arrangements available in 3 separate Performance Programs.
Songlist: Invitation to Choral Music Experience, Principles of Music Performance as Music Education, A Curriculum for Classroom Choirs, Instructional Methods, Role of Teacher/Conductor, Finding Your Singing Voice, Singing With Musicianship, Practice Projects, Feeling Time and Reading Rhythm, Meter and Meter Signatures, Hearing Pitch and Reading Notation, Singing Together, Performance Projects
Dr. Patrick Freer : Success for Adolescent Singers (3 DVD Set)
Review: Conductor, teacher, and researcher Dr. Patrick K. Freer explores practical solutions to common problems while focusing on an impromptu ensemble of everyday kids. These three fast-paced DVDs demonstrate familiar challenges and Freer's sensitive, real-time solutions to them. You will see the process unfold as it actually happened and how Dr. Freer incorporates research on adolescent learning into the process of teaching choral music. When working with these young adolescents, Dr. Freer clearly demonstrates how challenges associated with male and female changing voices can be handled successfully. Interviews with the students present valuable perspectives on being an adolescent singer, and a special segment on DVD 3 is designed to be shown to students in classrooms and choirs. The manual contains additional materials, including printed instructions for the exercises demonstrated throughout.
Songlist: Video Series Outline, Group Voice Building For Young Adolescents, The Individual Relaxtion, Posture, Breathing, Sound Ball, Whoosh, Whoa, Jazz Circles, Adolescent Vocal Development And Choir Rehearsals, Flow Experience, Learning Differences And Teaching Strategies, Motivation And Choral Instruction, Optimal Classroom Environments, Teacher Language In The Choral Rehearsal, Vocal/Choral Instruction And Choral Conducting
Eileen Diamond : Singing by Numbers
Review: Nine simple songs for 3-7 year olds, designed to help develop concentration, listening skills and enthusiasm for number work. The songs combine familiar experiences with numerical topics such as simple addition and subtraction, counting in French, counting in ones, twos, threes, fours and fives and basic mental arithmetic. Full CD demos and backing tracks will help teachers with little musical training.
Songlist: Counting Song, Un, Deux, Trois, Quartre, Clapping Song, Only One Me, Five Children, Twelve Apples, Pick a Daisy, How Many Are There Now?, Two Drummers
Emily Crocker : Patterns Of Sound Vol 1
Review: Don't read notes, read patterns of sound! This unique sight reading course for treble voices in elementary and early middle school does just that! PATTERNS OF SOUND uses excellent voice leading, careful sequencing and musically interesting exercises that can be combined to strengthen part singing, pitch relationships and to develop rhythmic independence. Volume 1 starts from square one, assuming no previous training, with exercises that are so carefully sequenced that the students are quickly singing four-measure phrases and eight measure songs in two parts and finding it easy! Students are introduced to notes, rests, meter, pitch and unison/2-part songs in Vol. 1, and continue in Vol. 2 with dotted rhythms & syncopation, keys & key changes and more 2-part songs. Use it every day and watch your students' confidence level grow!
Songlist: Rhythm - Let's Begin!, Adding Pitch to Rhythm, Let's Harmonize, Finding Your Starting Pitch, New Patterns, New Notes, New Combinations, Bigger Jumps (Intervals), Songs In Two Parts
Gabriela Montoya-Stier : El Patio de Mi Casa
Review: This endearing collection of folksongs from Mexico is perfect for any teacher looking to broaden the multicultural dimensions of their elementary or preschool music class with time-tested authentic music. Each song and rhyme includes teaching suggestions, English translations, game directions, and background information. Songs are categorized as rhymes, chants, singing games, song tales (romances), or lullabies, and there is even a pinata song.
Songlist: Rhymes , Chants, Singing Games, Song Tales (Romances), Lullabies, Pinata Song, Rhythm And Melodic Analysis Charts, References, About The Author
Greg Gilpin : 115 Tang Tungling Tongue Twisters from A to Z
Review: This collection of enjoyable and challenging tongue twisters using every letter of the alphabet is set to fun music for all ages. Say them! Sing them! Use them to focus your choir's attention! These tongue twisters are effective tools to improve diction and enunciation, while offering some amusing "icebreaker" moments. Whether used as a warm-up, warm-down or focus moment, they will taunt even the most talented in town with a tang-tungling time! Greg Gilpin has written the piano accompaniment with chord symbols so your choir can move up and down the scale with ease.
Songlist: 155 tongue twisters from A to Z
Jan Hall and Shelly Nordlund : Voices In Harmony (Orff Collection)
Review: Arrangements for Children's Voices and Orff Instruments by Shelley Nordlund and Jan Hall. 'Voices in Harmony' is a collection of 12 delightful songs for young voices and accompanying Orff instruments that encourage success-oriented experiences with beginning part singing. These 'kid-tested' arrangements are suitable for singers as young as 2nd/3rd grade through upper elementary / middle school. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran Orff instructor, this collection gives you all the necessary conceptual information to present each song, along with a sequential teaching process to help you present each lesson easily and effectively. Available: Song Collection. For Gr. 3-8.
Songlist: Coffee, Come Join Our Singing, Fanfare For Children, Good News, I'm Gonna Sing When The Spirit Says Sing, Loose Tooth, Oh Won't You Sit Down?, One More River, Rocky Mountain High, Song On Courtship, This Old Hammer, Wake Me! Shake Me!
Jean Ashworth Bartle : Lifeline for Children's Choir Directors
Review: Life Line for Children's Choir Directors, by Jean Ashworth Bartle, is a must for people who work with children's voices. As the founder of the Toronto Children's Chorus and experienced educator, Bartle compiles her 20+ years of experience into this book. The beginning provides an overview of important details necessary for any choir, such as diction and musicianship. The remaining chapters are devoted to specific types of children's choirs in school and the community. Each chapter is thoroughly detailed from organization through performance and includes extensive repertoire lists. Bartle includes many useful references throughout the book. This revised and expanded version can help anyone who conducts a children's choir and should be read cover to cover.
Songlist: Before You Begin, Developing the Child's Voice, The Uncertain Singer, Diction, Musicianship, Conducting Children's Choirs, The School Primary Choir, The School Junior Choir, The Junior Church Choir, The Community, or Professional, Children's Choir
Jean Ashworth Bartle : Sound Advice
Review: Sound Advice is a valuable resource for college students, beginning teachers, and experienced conducters of children's choirs. It covers the vast array of skills needed by today's conductor and will benefit all choir directors who want their choirs to reach a higher level of artistry. This book will be useful on many levels: for the college student studying the child voice and elementary teaching methods; for the teacher beginning to direct choirs in schools, synagogues, churches and communities; for experienced children's choir directors who wish to know more about orchestral repertoire for treble voices, conducting an orchestra, and preparing a children's choir to sing a major work with a professional orchestra. The underlying educational philosophy is sound; the author sees development of musicianship through singing as the primary goal of a children's choir program. This philosophy differs dramatically from the traditional concept of the conductor as all-knowing and the singers as receptacles. An outstanding aspect of the book is how the author leads the reader to an understanding of how to teach musicianship. Developing literacy in the choral setting is a mysterious, amorphous process to many conductors, but the author clearly outlines this important process with practical suggestions, well-documented examples, and a clear reading style which will reach readers on many levels. The comprehensive repertoire, skill-building sheets, and programs for all types of children's choirs will provide teachers with immediate and highly valuable resources.
Songlist: The Formative Years, Training Eight to Fourteen Year Old Children to Sing, Checklist for Ideal Rehearsals and Preparation for Complete ArtisticPerformances, Developing Literacy, Discipline, The Importance of Organization, The Audition Process: Know Your Children, Your Parents, and Your Community, Things They Didn't Teach You In Music School, Conducting a Orchestra, Preparing the Children to Sing a Major Work with Orchestra, From The Children, Appendix One: Warm-up Vocal Exercises, Appendix Two: Audition Form, Appendix Three: Sample Programs from Toronto Children's Chorus, Appendix Four: Criteria for Choosing Repertoire Appropriate for Children, Appendix Five: Concepts to Be Learned by the End of Training Choir I, II andIII, Appendix Six: Sight-Singing Curriculum Outline for the Toronto Children's Chorus, Appendix Seven: Rounds All Children Should Know, Appendix Eight: Treble Choir Repertoire with Orchestral Accompaniment, Appendix Nine: Repertoire Recommended List, Appendix Ten: Toronto Children's Chorus Compact Discs, Appendix Eleven: The Seating Plan, Appendix Twelve: Examples of Four-Measure Sight-Reading Passages, Appendix Thirteen: Transposing and Non-transposing Instruments
Jo McNally : Young Voiceworks 32 Songs for Young Singers
Review: Young Voiceworks is an exciting collection of songs to help young singers and their leaders grow together musically and develop healthy voices for a lifetime of singing and pleasurable music-making. The songs teach basic musical concepts for primary-aged children and make up a 'working repertoire' that can be revisited throughout the primary school years. The songs are short, fun to sing, and accessible. Teachers and singing leaders at all stages will find these songs a useful addition to their concert programmes and music curriculum.
Songlist: Section 1: Move that Voice, Mr Wiggly and Mr Waggly, Miss Mary Mack, Naughty Pussy Cat, The Mill Wheel and the Snail, Squirrel Songs, Bobby Shafto, Old King Glory, Chicken on a Fencepost, Section 2: Keep the Beat, Warm Up and Stomp Canon, Indian Drum and Grinding Corn, On a Log, Fun Mje Alafia and Canoe Song, I Got A Letter this Morning, Section 3: The Singing Voice, Great Big House, Cupboard Key, I See the Moon, Ebeneezer Sneezer, Two Night Time Songs, Rabbits, Sweep Away, You'll Sing a Song, Section: 4 Songs from Many Cultures, Two Welcome Songs, White Banana, Chanda Mama, Ali Baba, Oranges and Lemons, and more
John Jacobson : Hello, Hello
Review: Hello-oooo! Hello-oooo! Help young singers develop their listening and pitch matching skills while reinforcing basic music concepts .. and have fun doing it!! These 'educational echos' will motivate students to respond to common patters of sound that involve pitch direction, high/low. loud/soft, intervals, sequence, steady beat and more! Students will also develop motor skills and beat awareness with simple movement sequences for each song, and expand learning with fun extension activities. Includes 36 songs.
Songlist: Hello! Hello! Hello!, All the Kids Are Snoring, Barnyard Echoes, Be My Valentine, Bean Bag, Can You Feel the Beat?, Can You Sing Your Name?, Circus Parade, Climbing Up a Mountain, Days of the Week, Duck Duck Soup!, Echo Boat, Echo Game, Echo Pond, Echoes Add Up, Follow Me!, Going to the Zoo, Halloween Boo, Hey You!, High Five, I Like Trick or Treat, It's Turkey Day, Melody, Melody, Members of My Family, Red Rover, Say Hello Wherever You Go, Sing Howdy, Singing Train, Something in My Head, Spelling Bee, and more
John Jacobson : Kids Gotta Move!
Review: 'Kids Gotta Move!' features over 100 choreography terms, defined and demonstrated with the young performers in mind. The movements are alphabetized for ease of use, with easy-to-follow definitions, diagrams and dezens of demonstration photos for further visual reference. The DVD features John Jacobson and two student dancers demonstrating each move and the submenus on the DVD will allow you to go directly to the move you desire without fast forwarding through an entire videotape! You'll never have to wonder what the Crocodile Smile looks like again. With 'Kids Gotta Move!.' all the moves you'll ever need are right here for you. So get moving with 'Kids Gotta Move!'
Songlist: A-Z Glossary
John Jacobson and Alan Billingsley : Choose Your Partner
Review: Partner a fresh new original song with an old favorite, add choreography by John Jacobson and you've got an exciting collection to introduce 2-part singing to your elementary students. Learn each tune separately, then put them together for instant harmonic fun! This all-in-one format comes complete with piano/vocal accompaniment, choreography and reproducible singer pages. So, choose your partner and let's go!
Songlist: All I Do is Work, The Best Choir in the World, City Life, Fifty Stars, Goodbye my Friends, Home, My America, Quiet!, A Rainbow of Peace, Snow Beautiful Snow, The Sun and Moon, Way Up High
John M. Feierabend : First steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond
Review: Written by a national leader in early childhood music education, this creatively illustrated book contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students.
Songlist: Getting Started, The Musical Workout, Pitch Exploration (Vocal Warm-ups), Song Fragments, Simple Songs, Arioso, SongTales, Movement Exploration (Movement Warm-ups), Movement for Form and Expression, 'Beat Motion Activities, Planning Lessons, Sample Lessons, Final Thoughs, Index of Song/Rhyme Titles, About the Author
John M. Feierabend : The Book of Call and Response: You Sing, I Sing
Review: Whether sung arond a campfire, in a classroom, or on a family road trip, call-and-response songs, in which a leader sings a phrase and a group sings back a reply, are a wonderful interactive experience for kids!
Songlist: Introduction, Snaps And Snails, Sugar And Spice, On The Phone, Fur, Feathers & Fins, Places Near And Far, Songs Of Faith, Come Sail Away
John M. Feierabend : The Book of Echo Songs: I'll Sing After You
Review: These traditional echo songs are built around a leader singing a phrase and a group singing the same phrase back. With the songs in this collection, kids can indulge their imitation tendencies and create joyful, irrepressible music at the same time. These timeless tunes allow kids to learn quickly and start making music and having fun right away.
Songlist: Alabama Bound, All Hid, All Night Long, Banks Of The Ohio, Billy Grogen's Goat, Bury Me Not, Candy Man, Caney Mi Macaro, Charlie Over The Ocean, Come All Ye Fair Ladies, Come Along, Deacon Went Down, Down By The Bay, Ev'ry Night, Flea! Fly!, Freedom Land, Habg About, He, He, Wanna Wawate, I Met A Bear, In The Woods, Johnny On The Wood Pile, Kye Kye Kule, Littlest Worm, Long John, My Aunt Came Back, My Name Is Michael, No More My Lord, No More Pie, Old Texas, Old John Henry, and more
John M. Feierabend : The Book of Pitch Exploration
Review: Explore the wonders of the human voice with the fun, magical activities in The Book of Pitch Exploration! Whether it's whooshing or shushing, hooting or booing, the human voice is capable of creating all kinds of sounds. This book allows children to discover these sounds through ideas, poems, stories, and songs that invite vocal participation from all involved. Not only are these activities fun, they also make excellent vocal warm-ups!
Songlist: Introduction, Ideas, Poems and Stories, Songs, Books, Index
John M. Feierabend : The Book of Young Adult Songtales
Review: Some of the greatest stories ever sung, geared toward older children.
Songlist: A Capital Ship, Barbara Allen, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Billy Boy, Blue Tail Fly, Brennen On The Moor, Butternut Hill, Cape Cod Girls, Crocodile, Drill, Ye Tarriers, Father Grumble, Golden Willow Tree, Ground Hog, Housewife's Lament, I Love Sixpence, In Good Old Colony Times, Jenny Wren And Cock Robin, Limady, My Father Is Dead, Oleana, Paper Of Pins, Patty's Not At Work Today, Poor Little Sailor Boy, Rattlesnake, Robin And John, Spin, Spin, Springfield Mountain, Sweet Betsy From Pike, The Bold Fisherman, The Cat Came Back, and more
Joyce Eilers : The Beginning Part-Singer Vol 1 & 2
Review: Master writer for young voices, Joyce Eilers has designed a special series for choirs ready to begin part-singing! Filled with Joyce's carefully developed techniques and suggestions, this collection of five best-selling chorals will motivate your choir and help them achieve a successful first experience. In Volume II, Joyce Eilers reinforces the necessary criteria for choosing music for the young singer and shows how to make adjustments as the choir gains in maturity and musical experience. This valuable resource includes five best-selling chorals along with Joyce's helpful suggestions and teaching tips. This collection is sure to produce immediate success with your choir!
Songlist: America The Beautiful, The Pirate Song, Tiki Chant, My America, Glendy Burke, The Legend of the Bells, Down By The Riverside, Go For It!, Dreamer with Liberty and Justice For All
Karle Erickson : Choral Warmups - Singing Dr Seuss's ABC
Review: From aunt Annie's alligator to zizzer-zazzer-zuzz, these exercises are intended to be used by singers of all ages in school and church choirs. Use them to improve vocal skills and develop technical and expressive expertise in order to enhance the musicality of their performances. The focus of some of the exercises is on vocal development, others call attention to the accuracy of consonant articulation or to the perception of expressive devices that are related to the text and phrase structure.
Songlist: Use of Accompaniment, Keyboard Modulations, Pitch Range, Use of Solfege, Consonant Articulation, Index of Concepts and Skills, The Vocalises
Kathleen Wojcik-May : Children Sing, Children Play
Review: There is nothing more joyful than a group of children playing. This wonderful music resource will help young children acquire an intuitive knowledge of musical elements through movement, singing and speaking that will prepare them for both reading and performing music as they grow. This book is ideal for all teachers of young children, both classroom teachers and music specialists, and is divided into a year-long sequence of rhymes, songs, games, and music listening activities. Drawn from our rich heritage of folk material, the carefully-sequenced curriculum will provide a wealth of enjoyment and experience, while developing language skills and musicianship. Practical advice fills this book, and the well-designed layout makes lesson planning a breeze! Includes a CD
Songlist: Introduction, Curriculum Overview, Singing, Rhythm, Continuum, Vocabulary, Listening, Basic Skill, Performance, Social Skills, Movement, Monthly Activities, Specific Goals, Suggested Materials, Rhythm, Songs, Games, Listening
Kevin Stannard : Junior Voiceworks 1 - 33 Songs for Children
Review: Junior Voiceworks 1 is a wonderful collection of songs for children. Presenting 33 singable songs, from simple unison to 2 and 3 part, this is a fabulous and accessible resource to motivate and energize young singers. With a CD and supporting teaching notes, Junior Voiceworks 1 is a complete handbook for singing for all teachers and choir leaders.
Songlist: Chant It And Sing, Exploring Two-Part Harmony, Around And Around, Unison Songs, Challenging Songs
Kevin Stannard : Junior Voiceworks 2 - 33 More Songs for Children
Review: Junior Voiceworks 2 is a second dazzling collection of songs for all choirs at or around KS2 level (ages 7-11). Presenting 33 singable songs, from simple unison to 2 and 3 parts and more, this is a fabulous singing resource which will inspire choirs everywhere. With 2 CDs and supporting teaching notes, Junior Voiceworks 2 is a complete handbook for singing for all teachers and choir leaders. For children, singing comes most naturally when it is part of their everyday routine, when it is associated with their everyday activities; they enjoy singing about what they are doing, thinking, and experiencing. A singing child is clearly a happy child, and one of the aims of this book is to provide children with songs that they want to sing, again and again.
Songlist: Section I: Rhythm And Language, We All Love to Sing, The Basketball Rap, Pulse 8, Mexican Counting Song, Sarasponda, At Last, Section II: Rounds, Our Dustbin!, School Dinners, Everybody Loves Saturday Night, We Do Jazz!, Section III: Around the World, Tongo, Wondering, Abiyoyo, Tutu Maramba, Cape Cod Chanty, Hakon the Good, El Cumbanchero, Section IV: Animal Antics, Penguin, Killifish, Puffin, Five Eyes (Three Black Cats), Whale, Monster Stomp, Section V: Humanity, When Will We Learn?, Water, Don't Waste It, and more
Loyan Beausoliel : Games That Sing
Review: Get up and get moving in your early-childhood classes with this collection of time-tested singing games. Songs include activities for imaginative play, transitions, quieting down, and much more. The authors also share advice and guidance on ways to successfully implement these activities into your classes. An entertaining listening CD is included, along with the scores and lesson suggestions.
Songlist: Hello, Everybody, Everybody Has A Name, Oh Yeah!, Wibbley Wobbely, Hit The Floor, Good-Bye Songs, Circles, Punchinello, Who Stole The Cookies?, Floating Down The River, Going to Kentucky, Snake Charming, Spill the Grape Juice, Indoor Playground, Loop-de-Loco, Zodiac, The Hooray Song, Soap Is So Important, Stand Up, Turn Around, Jump, Nose, Nose, Nose, Mary Wore Her Red Dress, If I'm July, See The Builders, Ah, Poor Bird, One, Two, Three, Four, Five
Madeline Bridges : Sing Together, Children!
Review: This unique resource offers children's choir leaders and classroom music teachers an ideal guide for leading young singers to participate in joyful, purposeful singing experiences. Organized into five chapters, the resource draws music primarily from a folk tradition combining over 75 singing activities into the following sequential teaching process: 1) Exploring the voice; 2) Developing young singers; 3) Singing and moving; 4) Building choral skills; and 5) Singing in harmony. The singing activities range from vocal-exploration activities and action songs designed for young children to more advanced folk songs and dances for older children, plus warm-ups, vocalises, choral technique songs, rounds, and songs that teach part-singing. Each chapter also features an efficient, pedagogically sound teaching plan that teachers can use along with the demonstration DVD included in the resource. Perfect for use throughout the year with children ages 5-12!
Songlist: Exploring The Voice, Developing Young Singers, Singing And Moving, Building Choral Skills, Singing In Harmony, Index of Songs, Index of Vocalises, Other Teaching Resources from Choristers Guild, About the Sing Together, Children DVD
Marie Stultz : Innocent Sounds - Vol 2
Review: The sequel to "Innocent Sounds: Book 1--The Singer's Journey Begins". Marie Stultz's "Innocent Sounds" Book has been well received by the choral community and by voice teachers around the country. This book is designed to be a guide to those who are entrusted with the challenge of working with older children learning how to sing. Marie provides a variety of vocal exercises, literature suggestions, rehearsal aids, and practical advice that will serve extremely useful to all of those working with young children. Also ideal for home-schooled children ages 9 through early adolescence.
Songlist: Why Train The Young Singer, How Children Learn To SIng, Why "Doo"? Headtone Singing with Children, Healthy Singing: Proper Vocal Maintenance , Breathing Exercises, Vocal Exercises, The Out-of-Tune or Uncertain Singer, Consonants and Vowels and How They Relate to Tone Building, Vocal Acoustics: Advancing Headtone Techniques through "Doo" and More, Developing Musical Accuracy: The "Doo" Odyssey Continues, Selecting Repertoire to Build Tone, How To Choose Choral Repertoire: Is It Pedagogically Valuable?, Score Selection: How To Evaluate, Edit, and Adapt Established and New Works, Final Reflections, What is Success?
Marie Stultz : Innocent Sounds - Building Choral Tone and Artistry in You Children's Choir
Review: This book is designed to be a guide to those who are entrusted with the challenge of working with children in the beginning stages of learning how to sing. Marie provides a variety of vocal exercises, literature suggestions, rehearsal aids, and practical advice that will serve extremely useful to all of those workign with young children. Also ideal for home-schooled children ages 5-8.
Songlist: Training the Young Singer at Five and Six Years of Age, Why Train a Young Child to Sing, Starting the Musical Experience, Rehearsal Routine and Exercises, Tone Building and Intonation, Theory and Score Instruction, Musical Games and Activity Sheets, Guidelines for Literature, Continuing the Musical Experience, Increasing the Rehearsal Routine, More Advanced Exercises, Tone Building and Intonation, Building Reading Skills and Score Interpretation, Guidelines for Literature, A Final Reflection, Resources
Mark Paterson : Can't Wait to Sing! Vol 2
Review: Designed especially for middle and upper elementary choirs (ages 8-12), this song collection provides many resources to successfully lead your children's choir throughout the church year. In addition to a variety of general and seasonal songs, this resource features teaching activities, reproducible pages for singers and instrumentalists and a CD containing both demonstration and accompaniment tracks. The teaching activities are designed to help teach the anthem or a specific musical concept within that anthem. Directors can choose among the activities depending on the age and experience of the singers and the demands of the rehearsal time
Songlist: Shout with Joy! , Light of Hope, Light of Peace, Joy to the World, All Things Bright and Beautiful , The Fruit of the Vine, All Glory, Laud and Honor , This Little Light of Mine
Mark Patterson : Young Children Sing
Review: A collection of eight short anthems, spanning the church year, for the youngest choir singer-5 to 8 year olds. Each song is included in two versions: the complete score with accompaniment for the director; and a reproducible melody line only version for the young singer. In addition, the composer, Mark Patterson, has included teaching ideas for each song.
Songlist: Sing Rejoice, Clap Your Hands, I Will Give My Heart to the Lord, Light One Candle, Star of Wonder, Sing Hosanna, Now We Give Thanks, My God Is With Me, Reproducible pages
Mary Val Marsh : Partners in Song
Review: Teaching children to sing in parts and with different voices - instruments or vocal - can be a challenge. These traditional pieces, combined with original descants and second parts written by Mary Val Marsh are the perfect way to allow students to learn while they have fun. This collection offers titles for almost every occasion from Patriotic to Holiday to traditional standards that every child should know. Also included in this collection are teaching suggestions and comments by the writer that give each piece a little extra for learning and performing. This is a resource that will become a standard!
Songlist: America, Angels we Have Heard on High, Caroling Song, Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean, Deck the Halls, Harvest Hymn, Little David, Play on Your Harp, Mary Ann, My Lord, What a Morning, Sanctus, Silent Night, Spring Walk
Nick Page : Sing With Us
Review: Whether for classroom sing-alongs, adult community sings, choral concerts, or just riding in the car, this Step One of the SING WITH US songbooks is an invaluable resource. Composer and song leader Nick Page, who has led group sings and workshops at MENC, ACDA, AOSA and other conferences for many years, has assembled this multicultural set of 28 easy and fun sing-along songs for all ages. The collection begins with echo songs that are easy, but with a simple challenge, reinforcing Nick's belief that the first step in getting people of all ages to sing along is to make them better listeners. Along with this, Nick encourages using lots of emotion, particularly joy. The call and response songs and the unison songs that follow offer well known gems as well as easy to learn new songs that can be sung in unison or with harmony. Nick provides invaluable cultural information as well as essential tips for making the songs come alive. Reproducible lyric sheets are also included.
Songlist: The Zest Song, Music Makes U sWhole, School Song, Thula Klizeo, The Water Is Wide, Kayowajineh, Fanga, Shine, Shine, Shine, To Me Way Hey, To Me Way Oh!, Alouette, The Keeper, Ale Brider, Vive L'amour, I Walk In Beauty, Peace Before Us, There Is More Love Somewhere, Somebody Prayed For Me, Head And Shoulders, Baby, Head And Heart, America The Beautiful, Gopala, There's Honey In The Rock, Cockles And Mussels, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Tell Me Why, Birthday Swing, A Promise I Will Keep, Sing A Silly And Pointless Song
Paul Jennings : Do Re Mi Fa Fun
Review: The core of this valuable resource is a set of 12 sequenced songs for grades 2-6 to help students learn solfege syllables in an enjoyable way. Includes folk songs, rounds, canons and masterworks.
Songlist: Amazing Grace, Angels We Have Heard On High, Do Re Mi Fa Fun, Fly Away, Frog Went A-Courtin', Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring, Minuet (Royal Fireworks), Mr. Caruso, Practice Makes Perfect, Simple Gifts, You're My Friend
Peggy D. Bennett : Song Play
Review: This book is ideal for all teachers of young children, both classroom teachers an music specialists. Each songplay section includes a detailed step-by-step teaching process, opportunities for cross-curricular connections and a listing of recommended literature readings. The well-designed layout makes lesson planning a breeze! The book includes a 'coaching' CD with helpful musical prompts and song demonstrations in various keys by an adult solo voice for use in preparing each lesson. Over 40 fun songs!
Songlist: A Hunting We Will Go, Surprise Game, Bumpity Bumpty Yellow Bus, Name Game, Charlie Holds the Bear, Invitation Game, Idea Game, Come and Follow Me, Freeze Game, Statue Game, The Farmer in the Deli, The Story of the Farmer in the Deli, Family Game, Name Game, Fly Away Little robin, Nest Game, Flying Game, Hot Cross Buns, Hand Sign Game, Jenny Put Your Hand Up, Direction Game, Johnny Get Your Hair Cut, Finger Scissor Game, Role Play Game, Look Look Look at Me, Imitation Game, Mary's Wearing Her Red Dress, Color Game, Guessing Game, The More We Get Together, and more
Peter Hunt : Voicelinks
Review: Voicelinks is an innovative teaching resource for music in early years and primary education. It embraces singing as a means of accessing all areas of the curriculum, to develop the whole child, with natural progression and links between age groups and subject matter. At the heart of the book are 24 carefully written songs covering popular school topics. Each song is tailored to Early Years (3-5), Key Stage 1: Year 1 (5-6), or Key Stage 1: Year 2 (6-7), and comes equipped with a host of activity ideas designed for classroom use. Suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike, Voicelinks guarantees successful learning outcomes across the curriculum.
Songlist: What's on my face?, Busy Day! , Clever Clogs, Easy Peasy!, Ring-a-ding dee! , Chamniamo gogo , Choose a Colour , Changing Colours, Paintbox, Feel the snowflakes , Weather-boy, weather-girl , Extreme Weather , The king is in the castle, Pirates! , The Gingerbread Man , I'm a train , Ride and Glide , Off to Town! , One candle flame , Spring, spring, spring! , Happy Birthday! , See the waving corn , Santa's Coming! , Fireworks!
Robert de Frece : Hooray for Singing!
Review: Singing deserves a place at the center of all the musical skills. This fun collection will delight students and enhance their part-singing and sight-singing skills. Teaching suggestions are included for each of nine songs which range from unison to rounds to 2-part, to simple 3- and 4-part voicings. Movement accompanies each song which enhances the learning experience and provides for exciting performances. Grades 4-8.
Songlist: Visuals for Teaching, Follow Your Own Instructions Canon, Come and Sing a Round, There's a Little Wheel A-turnin' in My Heart, Morning Canon, Good Night, Deck the Hall, Climbin' the Hall, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Roger Emerson : Sing 6-7-8! - 50 Ways to Improve Your Chorus
Review: The adolescent years can be a challenge for any choir director, but this practical handbook by Roger Emerson provides an engaging and witty approach to working with these young singers. Ideal for experienced educators and those new to the field, this text is full of creative ideas and solid solutions in an easy-to-read question and answer format. The fifty topics include recruiting, the adolescent voice, choral tone, classroom management, budgets, choral balance and blend, sight-reading, repertoire, programming, incorporating pop music into the choral program, working with your administrators and colleagues, parent and community relations, helpful recommended resources and much more!
Songlist: 50 Ways to Improve Your Elementry or Middle School Choir
Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs : The ABC's of the DoReMi's
Review: A perennially-useful resource by the Founder of Choristers Guild. 74 lessons for teaching note reading to primaries and juniors. Includes a complete 17-page set of reproducible student worksheets.
Songlist: 74 lessons, Chart 1, Chart 2, Chart 3, 7 Review Sheets