One Accord: Developing Part-Singing Skills in School Age Muscia – GN1
An MIE Publication
by Georgia Newlin
Georgia Newlin offers a proven, sequential process for teaching students part-singing skills over time that includes an extensive collection of reproducible scores for each step in the process. She offers activities and repertoire choices for choir directors and music teachers at elementary, middle school, and high school levels. This is a must-have book for anyone serious about cultivating part-singing skills in their students.
Tools for Teaching Part-Singing Skills
Chapter 1: Teaching Procedures for Readiness Skills
Chapter 2: Teaching Procedures for Singing Skills
Chapter 3: Teaching Procedures for Rhythmic Part-work Skills
Chapter 4: Teaching Procedures for Melodic Part-work skills
Chapter 5: Teaching Procedures for Part-Singing Skills in Polyphony
Chapter 6: Teaching Procedures for Part-Singing Skills in Homophony
Alphabetical Song List
Elementary School Song List
Middle School Song List
High School Song List
Three Note Melodies
Blues Scale Melodies
Modal & Mode-like Melodies
Songs with Complete Texts or Additional Verses in Languages other than English
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Resources
Appendix C: Solfège Syllables
Appendix D: Translation and Adaptation of Non-English Text
Index of Topics and Song Titles
A-D: Ah Poor Bird, Ah! Vous Dirai Je Maman, Alouette, All the Pretty Little Horses, Aro Que Nostre Seigne Es Nat, As I Mee Walked, Aunt Rhody, Banuwa Yo, The Birch Tree, Bobo Leh Me 'Lone, Bow Wow Wow, Buffalo Boy, Bye Bye Baby, Catch 'round the Table, Chantey, Coffee Canon from "Quodlibet in Nine Parts," Come Let Us All A-Maying Go, Dance Josey, De Colores, The Devil's Nine questions, Do Re Mi Fa, Don't Let the Wind, Down in the Valley
E-L: El Floron, Fa La La, Fanny, The Farmer in the Dell, Father Grumble, Go Down Moses, God Bless the Moon, Great Big House, Hill and Gully Rider, Hot Cross Buns, Hurry Hurry Hurry, I Saw the Light, If You Dance, Jesu Meine Freude, Joe Turner Blues, John the Rabbit, Johnny on a Woodpile, Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho, Lavender's Blue, Let Mirth and Joy A-bound, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Liza Jane, Lo Yisa Goy, London Bridge Is Falling Down from "Nursery Rhyme Quodlibet," Love Learns by Laughing, Lucy Locket
M-R: Maoz Tsur, Mary Had a Little Lamb from "Nursery Rhyme Quodlibet," The May Day Carol, Mofe Moni S'mo Hogbeke, Music Alone shall Live from "Quodlibet in Nine Parts," My Good Old Man, No Need to Hurry, Non nobis Domine, O Sacred Head, Ol' Gray Goose, Ol' Joe Clark, Ol' Texas Oleana, The Orchestra, Pease Porridge Hot from "Nursery Rhyme Quodlibet," Rocky Mountain
S-Z: Sail Away Ladies, Sakura, Sandy Land, Sea Shell, The Shepherd from "Quodlibet in Nine Parts," Si Cantare, Sing Out, Skin and Bones, Skip to My Lou, Snail Snail, Suo Gan, Sweet William, There Once Was a Man from Calcutta, There's a Hole inthe Bucket, Tom Dooley, Tongo, Turn the Glasses Over, Twinkle Little Star, Wade in the Water, Who's That?
Here's what the experts say:
"Dr. Newlin shares her extensive expertise in this remarkable pedagogical guide to developing part-singing in school-aged musicians. She ingeniously offers a well-crafted comprehensive sequence combined with a vibrant song list, engaging musical activities, and best teaching practices leading students to build an aural awareness and a confidence in part-singing. One Accord is a valuable resource for first-year and experienced music teachers alike."
Lynnel Joy Jenkins
Artistic Director, Princeton Girlchoir
"One Accord is an indispensable resource for elementary, middle and high school teachers. When I started teaching, I never understood why my students had such difficulty with rounds and canons. Wasn't this the way to teach part-singing? Dr. Newlin's groundbreaking work reveals the preparatory rhythmic and melodic skills that my students needed in order to be successful. Choral teachers can use this book to guide the selection of performance repertoire that matches the level of their students' musical readiness . . . avoiding frustration and ensuring achievement. This book puts the "education" in vocal and choral music education. I have used Dr. Newlin's work with my students for many years and I have seen the positive results."
Patrick K. Freer, Ed.D.
Professor of Choral Music Education, Georgia State University
"One Accord is a must-have resource for any singing-based teacher working with students in K-12 settings. It is an exemplary guide for teachers, whether they seek a way to begin working with a new group or to challenge an existing ensemble. The clear format motivates a teacher to bring students beyond rote learning, building skills while subsequently acquiring further understanding about various musical styles and genres. Quality musical examples are provided with the intent to elicit joyful and expressive singing. This is no ordinary text; Georgia Newlin has compiled a masterful collection, and created a pedagogical gem that reflects her nearly three decades of extraordinary teaching."
The Blake School, Hopkins, Minnesota
The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
"This beautifully sequenced and comprehensive look at teaching Part-Singing is a wonderful addition to the bookshelves of teachers who want their students to experience the joys of singing music in multiple parts. Master Teacher Georgia Newlin has given music teachers and their students a great gift."
Co-author, “Educating Young Singers: A Choral Resource for Teacher-Conductors”
Sponsor, Organization of American Kodály Educators Ruth Boshkoff Composition Prize
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