Alfreds Kids Drum Course

Alfreds Kids Drum Course

Alfreds Kids Drum Course

A fun method that teaches how to play rhythms and songs on a variety of drums and sound sources, including many simple, inexpensive objects found around the home. With the accompanying CD that lets the student hear how the music should sound, each lesson is explained in plain language that's easy to understand.

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course

Three irresistible drum experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool cat, and a friendly alligator---keep students' attention focused by pointing out what's important on each page and help make learning music fun! This full-color book is specifically designed with attention-grabbing illustrations for use with kids at the elementary level. 48 pages.

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course 1

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course 1

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course 1

Three irresistible drum experts-a clever, classical dog, one cool cat, and a friendly alligator-keep students' attention focused by pointing out what's important on each page and help make learning music fun! This full-color book is specifically desgined with attention-grabbing illustrations for use with kids at the elementary level. 48 pages.

Alfred s Kid s Drumset Course

Alfred s Kid s Drumset Course

Alfred s Kid s Drumset Course

Three irresistible drum experts---a clever, classical dog, one cool cat, and a friendly alligator---keep students' attention focused by pointing out what's important on each page and help make learning music fun! This full-color book is specifically designed with attention-grabbing illustrations for use with kids at the elementary level. 48 pages.

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course Complete

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course Complete

Alfred s Kid s Drum Course Complete

A fun method that teaches you to play rhythms and songs on a variety of drums and sound sources.

Pop Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom

Pop Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom

Pop Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom

Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom. The cultural prevalence and the students' familiarity with recorded music, videos, games, and other increasingly accessible multimedia materials help enliven course content and foster interactive learning and participation. Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube provides ideas and techniques for teaching music classes using elements of popular culture that resonate with students' everyday lives. From popular songs and genres to covers, mixes, and mashups; from video games such as Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero to television shows like American Idol, this exciting collection offers pedagogical models for incorporating pop culture and its associated technologies into a wide variety of music courses. Biamonte has collected well-rounded essays that consider a variety of applications. After an introduction, the essays are organized in 3 sections. The first addresses general tools and technology that can be incorporated into almost any music class: sound-mixing techniques and the benefits of using iPods and YouTube. The middle section uses popular songs, video games, or other aspects of pop culture to demonstrate music-theory topics or to develop ear-training and rhythmic skills. The final section examines the musical, lyrical, or visual content in popular songs, genres, or videos as a point of departure for addressing broader issues and contexts. Each chapter contains notes and a bibliography, and two comprehensive appendixes list popular song examples for teaching harmony, melody, and rhythm. Two indexes cross-reference the material by title and by general subject. While written with college and secondary-school teachers in mind, the methods and materials presented here can be adapted to any educational level.

Shape Beats for Kids

Shape Beats for Kids

Shape Beats for Kids

Shape Beats is a simple and fun way to learn how to play drums. Because many beginning students are still in the early stages of development and may not be able to comprehend standard drum notation, the book utilizes shapes---an instantly recognizable notational vehicle---to teach students basic drum beats. Each chapter contains play-along examples so the student can use their new beats to play along with the songs.

Drumset 101

Drumset 101

Drumset 101

Drumset 101 is a contemporary approach to playing the drums by veteran authors Dave Black and Steve Houghton. Inside, aspiring drummers will find in-depth, easy-to-understand introductions to such topics as groove patterns, snare drum & bass drum independence, and drum fills in context. The book contains written charts for every tune, and a play-along CD with 40 multi-stylistic tracks that can be used to strengthen time keeping, improve ensemble playing, clarify phrasing and expand the player's knowledge of styles.