Tuba Tex:How the West Was Fun: An educational compact disc recording and Activity Guide
Deanna L. Swoboda, Arizona State University, United States
Arizona State University . Awarded
This research project consists of two parts: a professional quality compact disc recording for students ages 7-9, and an Activity Guide for teachers and parents. The recording serves as a music learning tool for young students, and the Activity Guide serves as a teaching tool for the teacher or parent. The recording is an original story, using familiar songs and featuring the tuba as the musical vehicle to provide students with information about the elements of music (e.g., rhythm, bass line, melody, harmony), and to encourage singing. Several of the songs for the recording were selected from Pete Seeger's Get America Singing…Again!, volumes 1 and 2. The songs selected include "Home on the Range," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Oh Susanna," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Camptown Races," "The Bear Went Over the Mountain," "You Are My Sunshine," "Down in the Valley," and "Happy Trails." The recording also includes two original songs: "Music Is a River," and "How the West Was Fun." Each of the selected songs is arranged for guitar, tuba, percussion, and vocals. The Activity Guide offers activities that correspond to several selected National Standards for Music Education in order to correspond to the school music curriculum.
Swoboda, D.L. Tuba Tex:How the West Was Fun: An educational compact disc recording and Activity Guide. Ph.D. thesis, Arizona State University.
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