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By Maureen Harris

Written for the early youth educator-experienced or trainee, musician or nonmusician_this booklet describes a music-enriched setting for instructing the total baby. With easy-to-follow lesson plans, sing-along CDs (sung in an appropriate pitch for the younger child), and aiding literature, educators can achieve musical self assurance as they discover study on baby improvement, the right way to create a music-enriched setting and construct musical self belief, see a curriculum time frame, and stick to lesson plans with rules for additional musical creativity and exploration.

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Knowledge and understanding of the diverse world in which we live may be introduced through displaying musical instruments from different cultures—wooden instruments are ideal because they produce a hollow, low-pitched sound, which is not as piercing as other high-pitched instruments and won’t disturb others who are working. To create further interest, substitute, simplify, subtract, or use other materials, other approaches, other children. , make the concept bigger, smaller, lower, higher, or add time or sound, exaggerate shape, make stronger or weaker beats.

To create further interest, substitute, simplify, subtract, or use other materials, other approaches, other children. , make the concept bigger, smaller, lower, higher, or add time or sound, exaggerate shape, make stronger or weaker beats. Elaboration is the important ability to add details to a given idea: developing, embellishing, and implementing the idea. Activities such as providing a music shelf to which the children have access, and using creative stories for group activities to enrich the gifted child’s vocabulary and encourage creativity with language also assist in memory retrieval.

20 CHAPTER 3 Music therapists work with children and adults who have a wide range of needs, including learning disabilities; physical, emotional, and psychological disorders; and sensory impairments. They work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, special schools, daycare centers, prisons, in the community, and in private practice. In all work settings, music therapists function as part of a multidisciplinary team, and their observations add greatly to the understanding of each client’s needs, abilities, or problems.

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