Books

Quality Kodály-inspired curriculum materials for organizing and analyzing quality musical materials for teaching, developing sequential curricula, and guiding older learners in their first steps of solfège instruction.

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NEW PATHWAYS TO ART MUSIC LISTENING by Jonathan C. Rappaport …. $27.50
A best-seller for 30 years!  Thousands of music teachers have successfully implemented these music listening units into their teaching, from earliest elementary grades through adult-education courses.  The book contains 25 listening units designed to be realized over several lessons each.  The unique “pedagogical pathway” system shows the teacher how each unit may be taught on a beginning, intermediate, or advanced level.  Many of the units have innovative “form maps”, and all have main themes fully notated.  A sample Kodály sequence is included in the appendix.

RESEARCH AND RETRIEVAL–Music Teacher’s Guide to Material Selection and Collection, by Floice R. Lund …………………………………………………………… $32.50   (Second Edition)
This booklet is a must for anyone using folk songs in teaching!  Step-by-step instructions on how to analyze, categorize, and organize musical material in a flexible retrieval system capable of handling hundreds of songs with over 10,000 characteristics.  

READING AND WRITING MATERIALS–Level I by Alfred Young ……………. $27.50
Part of the author’s “Functional Solfège Series”, this book starts the high school or adult learner with basic rhythmic and melodic elements, leading through the pentatonic and diatonic scales and modes.  Beautifully organized, sequential, richly illustrated with high-quality musical materials, this book serves as an excellent resource for beginning solfège instruction.

THE KODÁLY TEACHING WEAVE–Volume I–Concepts, Elements and Skills
by Jonathan C. Rappaport  ……………………………………………………………… $9.95
This wonderful booklet outlines musical literacy development via Kodály-inspired sequencing, listing over 113 concepts, elements and skills that will develop comprehensive musicianship in students of any age.  Included are suggestions for developing sequences based on African-American materials, Latino materials, materials for older beginners, and application to secondary theory and performance groups.  

THE KODÁLY TEACHING WEAVE–Volume II–Song Analysis Forms and Definitions,  by Mary A. Epstein and Jonathan C. Rappaport ……………………. $9.95 (Third Edition)
Clear, concise booklet which gives detailed instructions for analyzing folk songs to be used for music teaching.  Includes form for melodic, rhythmic, cultural and pedagogoical analysis, plus sample songs already analyzed as models. Great companion to “Research and Retrieval” above.

THE KODÁLY TEACHING WEAVE–Volume III-Retrieval System Notebook. $65.95 Huge three-ring binder with tabs to organize a comprehensive retrieval system of music materials for the classroom music teacher, choir director, and instrumental instructor. The book is organized according to the principles listed in Floice Lund’s “Research and Retrieval” book described above.