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Music Through the Year - Student's Edition
Music Through the Year - Student's Edition Author:Irving Wolfe, Beatrice Perham Krone, Margaret Fullterton Grades 3 and 4 of the Together-We-Sing Series — From the inside the teacher's edition: — The philosophy of the Together-We-Sing Series — The philosophy of the series is a simple one. Someone once said: The woods would be very silent of no birds sang except those that sang best. — We believe this statement has implications for music education. Ever... more »y child should be given both the right and the privilege of expressing himself musically in as many ways as possible in accord with his interests and achievement levels.
Meaningful musical experiences are more important to the individual child than the musical excellence of a performance. By active and meaningful participation he becomes more enthusiastic about music; as a result, he develops more interests and a desire to gain more knowledge and performance ability.
If it were necessary to choose between enjoying music and becoming able performers, that is, if we could either help the child to enjoy the human values of music or help him to develop musically, most of us would choose the former. But we believe that these two end need not be in opposition.
Instead, the are complementary. Any worthy program of music education in the elementary school is dedicated to both. The materials of Music Through the Year have been selected and arranged to help you accomplish both purposes.« less