Lesson: Harvesting Creativity

Harvesting Creativity

Harvesting Creativity: Using Folk Repertoire as the Seed for Making New Music As Orff inspired music teachers, we all believe that one of the ways students demonstrate musical literacy is by creating new music.  In order to have students in upper grades feel confident in their creative skills, though, it’s important to have younger students…

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Folk Music in American History…and the Music Classroom

As Fourth of July weekend festivities continue across America, I was drawn to the folk music that symbolizes our great freedoms here in America. One cannot look far in the folk music tradition without encountering Pete Seeger, a true icon of this music in the 20th century. Pete passed away this past January, but his…

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