Music Education Bibliography and Discography
By Zadda Bazzy
Do It! Play Recorder by James O. Froseth – book with Cd
Recorder Routes I (or any of her other books) – book
This book includes Orff arrangements with recorder playing.
Recorder Karate by Barb Philipak – book with CD
Recorder Express by Artie Almeida – book and CD sold separately
Enjoy Your Recorder by the Trapp Family Singers – book
Many of the pieces in this book will be too hard for your students, but this is the book used in the class for the Recorder Skills Test.
Hands on Recorder by Gerald and Sonya Burakoff – book
Method for the Recorder: Alto, Volume 1 by Mario Udschenes – book
This is a book for ALTO recorder.
Recorders in Rhythm by Kalani – book with enhanced CD (CD with video clips)
This book includes hand percussion parts as well as recorder parts. “Cha Cha Chocolate” is from this book.
Teaching Movement & Dance by Phyllis S. Weikart – book
This book includes many dances including the “Hora Medura” and “Irish Stew” dances that we did in class. You will probably want to buy the Rhythmically Moving CDs that go with these dances.
Backwoods Heritage by Martha Riley – book with CD and DVD
This book includes the “Bingo” partner mixer that we did in class.
Peel the Banana! By Paul Rosenburg – book with CD
We danced the “Bridge of Athlone” from this book.
Down in the Valley by New England Dancing Masters Productions – book with CD
Chimes of Dunkirk by New England Dancing Masters Productions – book with CD
The Amazing Jamnasium by Kalani – book with enhanced CD (CD with video clips)
This book includes many of the drum circle activities we did in our class such as “Music Pads”, “Rumble Ball”, “Pieces of Eight”, and “Let’s All Play Our Drum!”.
World Music Drumming by Will Schmid – book (there is also a video you can buy)
This book includes “Ensemble 7” from our Percussion Skills Test
Hands On by Jim Solomon – book
This book includes “Jungle” from our Percussion Skills Test.
Conga Town by Jim Solomon – book
D.R.U.M. by Jim Solomon – book
Mel Bay’s Guitar Chords by Mel Bay – a book of chord diagrams
Guitar Today by Jerry Snyder – book
Essential Elements for Guitar by Will Shmid and Bob Morris – book with CD
Anything by Jeff Kriske and Randy DeLelles, their website www.kid-sound.com
They created the partner mixer for “I Can See Clearly Now”. They have an entire music curriculum called Game Plan, as well as many shorter Orff books. If you plan to purchase just one book first, I recommend As American as Apple Pie.
The Orff Source by Denise Gagne
Mallet Madness by Artie Almeida
Orff Instrument Source Book, Volume 1 by Elixabeth Nichols
“All In One” from Music for Creative Dance, Contrast & Continuum, Volume 1 by Eric Chappelle
–Body Sox, steady beat vs. no steady beat
“Bantama Kra Kro” from Silver Burdett’s Making Music curriculum, Grade 5.
–Stone Passing Game
“Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino from 50’s Hits: Great Records of the Decade, Volume 1
“Bow Wow Wow” from Silver Burdett’s Making Music curriculum, Grade 2.
“Caribban” from Multicultural Rhythm Stick Fun by Georgiana Stewart
–For matching Teacher’s non-locomotor movements to the steady beat.
“I Can See Clearly Now” by Jimmy Cliff from We Are All One: The Best of Jimmy Cliff
–partner mixer in concentric circles (this one was a lot of fun!)
“I Say, You Say” from Music for Creative Dance, Contrast & Continuum, Volume III by Eric Chappelle
–Mirroring in AB pairs.
“In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Grieg from MacMillan’s Share the Music curriculum, Grade 2.
“Let Your Love Flow” by the Mellamy Brothers from 70’s Hits: Great Records of the Decade
–from our movement skills test.
“March” from The Nutracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.
From MacMillan’s Share the Music curriculum, Grade 2.
–Stick Passing Game
Music Colors CD by IDEAS
–Movement with scarves to musical excerpts.
“Olympic Fanfare” from MacMillan’s Share the Music curriculum, Grade 2.
“Party Line ‘98” from Big Fun by Greg and Steve.
–For freestyle dancing in two long sets.
Rhythmically Moving – a set of 9 CDs from Hihg/Scope.
–These CDs go with the dances in Phyllis Weikart’s book, Teaching Movement and Dance.
“Winter Fantasy” from Silver Burdett’s Making Music curriculum, Grade 4.
–Partner song for “Jungle Bells”
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