Title

Music education in Brazilian public elementary schools: A proposed curriculum for children of ages seven through ten

Date of Award

1988

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Music Education

First Committee Member

J. David Boyle, Committee Chair

Second Committee Member

Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo, Committee Member

Abstract

The study sought to develop a basic music curriculum for the first level of learning in the public schools of Brazil, that is, schools attended by students from seven to ten years of age, and to develop practical activities and inexpensive materials through which elementary classroom teachers may implement the curriculum.Essentially, the study delineates instructional objectives and specific activities related to melody, rhythm, texture, form, and the expressive characteristics of sound--timbre, dynamics, and tempo. Specific music, lists of materials, and guidelines for implementing the suggested activities are included. The musical materials are drawn primarily from Brazilian folk music. However, for listening activities, the works of some classical composers are included.The curriculum at each grade level is organized in terms of three broad classes of activities: (a) Performing Music, (b) Listening to and Describing Music, and (c) Improvising and Moving to Music. It includes specific activities for developing musical concepts about melody, rhythm, texture, form, and the expressive characteristics of sound--timbre, dynamics, and tempo.

Keywords

Education, Music; Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Link to Full Text

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