Composer
GLISE
Title
Help! My Kid Is Taking Music Lessons
Instrumentation
book
Publisher
Mel Bay Publications
Product Code
48B21MB99056

114 pages

When a child begins music lessons, parents can find themselves in the middle of an exciting — and confusing — learning experience of their own! Whether you're a seasoned musician or can't carry a tune, you owe it to yourself to get this book the minute your child begins music lessons! Based on some of the most progressive theories of music education, with an insight that only a professional concert musician could offer, this book is humerous, friendly and highly informative. Also included is a "Glossary for the Musically-Challenged Parent.

 Contents :

I The Philosophy of Learning an

Instrument. . . . . 1
Learning to Learn — Long-term Goals
II The Teacher . . . . . 8
Finding a Teacher — Methods of Teaching
III The Parent . . . . . 13
Role of the Parent — Contact with the Teacher —
Support Activities
IV The Student . . . . . 22
The Child as a Student — Pre-Instrument Training —
Choosing Which Instrument — Practice Time
V Practicing . . . . . 30
Practice Schedule — Warm-ups—
Listening to the Recording — Games
VI Practice Techniques . . . 38
Beginner’s Techniques — Intermediate Techniques
• A Word of Encouragement. . . 46
• Glossary for the Musically-Challenged Parent . . 47
• Appendix 1 — Parts of a Note and Various Signs in Music 106
• Appendix 2 — Rhythms . . . . 108
• Appendix 3 — Notes on the Staff . . . 109
• Appendix 4 — Dynamics . . . . 110
• Appendix 5 — Sample Staff Layout . . . 111
• Author’s Biography . . . . 112
• Artist’s Biography . . . . 114
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