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Beyond The Music Lesson

Author : Christine Goodner
ISBN : 0999119206
Genre : Instrumental music
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Suzuki teacher and author, Christine Goodner, explores what it takes to make music lessons work in our busy, modern lives in her first book, Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families. Using exclusive interviews, current research, and Goodner's own experience as a student, parent, and teacher, this book gives practical advice, specific ideas, and big-picture concepts sure to help every parent who reads it. Whether you are just beginning music lessons with your child or are an experienced parent looking for extra ideas and support, Beyond the Music Lesson will inspire you with new insight, motivation, and ways to make the process more successful in your own family.
Category: Instrumental music

The Music Lesson

Author : Katharine Weber
ISBN : 9780307718075
Genre : Fiction
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"She's beautiful," writes Irish-American art historian Patricia Dolan in the first of the journal entries that form The Music Lesson. "I look at my face in the mirror and it seems far away, less real than hers." The woman she describes is the subject of the stolen Vermeer of the novel's title. Patricia is alone with this exquisite painting in a remote Irish cottage by the sea. How she arrived in such an unlikely circumstance is one part of the story Patricia tells us: about her father, a policeman who raised her to believe deeply in the cause of a united Ireland; the art history career that has sustained her since the numbing loss of her daughter; and the arrival of Mickey O'Driscoll, her dangerously charming, young Irish cousin, which has led to her involvement in this high-stakes crime. How her sublime vigil becomes a tale of loss, regret, and transformation is the rest of her story. The silent woman in the priceless painting becomes, for Patricia, a tabula rasa, a presence that at different moments seems to judge, to approve, or to offer wisdom. As Patricia immerses herself in the turbulent passions of her Irish heritage and ponders her aesthetic fidelity to the serene and understated pleasures of Dutch art, she discovers, in her silent communion, a growing awareness of all that has been hidden beneath the surface of her own life. And she discovers that she possesses the knowledge of what she must do to preserve the things she values most. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The Music Lesson

Author : Victor L. Wooten
ISBN : 1440637695
Genre : Music
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From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.
Category: Music

Doubters And Dreamers

Author : Janice Gould
ISBN : 0816529272
Genre : Poetry
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Doubters and Dreamers opens with a question from a young girl faced with the spectacle of Indian effigies lynched and burned Òin jestÓ before UC BerkeleyÕs annual Big Game against Stanford: ÒWhatÕs a debacle, Mom?Ó This innocent but telling question marks the girlÕs entrŽe into the complicated knowledge of her heritage as a mixed-blood Native American of KoyangkÕauwi (Concow) Maidu descent. The girl is a young Janice Gould, and the poems and narrations that follow constitute a remarkable work of sustained and courageous self-revelation, retracing the precarious emotional terrain of an adolescence shaped by a motherÕs tough love and a growing consciousness of an ancestral and familial past. In the first half of the book, ÒTribal History,Ó Gould ingeniously repurposes the sonnet form to preserve the stories of her mother and aunt, who grew up when Òmuleback was the customary mode / of transportÓ and the Òspirit world was presentÓÑstories of Òold waysÓ and places claimed in memory but lost in time. Elsewhere, she remembers her motherÕs Òferocious, upright angerÓ and her unexpected tenderness (ÒLike a miracle, I was still her childÓ), culminating in the profound expression of loss that is the poem ÒOur MotherÕs Death.Ó In the second half of the book, ÒIt Was Raining,Ó Gould tells of the years of lonely self-making and Òunfulfilled dreamsÓ as she comes to terms with what she has been told are her Òcrazy longingsÓ as a lesbian: ÒItÕs been hammered into me / that IÕll be spurned / by a Ôreal woman,Õ / the only kind I like.Ó The writing here commemorates old loves and relationships in language that mingles hope and despair, doubt and devotion, veering at times into dreamlike moments of consciousness. One poem and vignette at a time, Doubters and Dreamers explores what it means to be a mixed-blood Native American who grew up urban, lesbian, and middle class in the West.
Category: Poetry

Out Of Time

Author : Julian Johnson
ISBN : 9780190233297
Genre : Music
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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.
Category: Music

Music For Little Mozarts Music Workbook 4

Author : Christine H. Barden
ISBN : 1457411938
Genre : Music
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The Music Workbook contains pages of coloring, tracing, matching, ear training and listening that have been carefully designed to reinforce the musical concepts introduced in the Music Lesson Book 4.
Category: Music

Music For Little Mozarts Music Workbook 3

Author : Christine H. Barden
ISBN : 1457411903
Genre : Music
File Size : 31.18 MB
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The Music Workbook contains pages of coloring, tracing, matching, ear training and listening that have been carefully designed to reinforce the musical concepts introduced in the Music Lesson Book 3.
Category: Music

Promising Practices In 21st Century Music Teacher Education

Author : Michele Kaschub
ISBN : 9780190206154
Genre : Music
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This book surveys emerging music and education landscapes to present a sampling of the promising practices of music teacher education that may serve as new models for the 21st century. Contributors explore the delicate balance between curriculum and pedagogy, the power structures that influence music education at all levels, the role of contemporary musical practices in teacher education, and the communication challenges that surround institutional change. Models of programs that feature in-school, out-of-school and beyond school contexts, lifespan learning perspectives, active juxtapositions of formal and informal approaches to teaching and learning, student-driven project-based fieldwork, and the purposeful employment of technology and digital media as platforms for authentic music engagement within a contemporary participatory culture are all offered as springboards for innovative practice.
Category: Music