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Authors: BethAnn Hepburn & Roger Sams

Purposeful Pathways:
Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom Book 1

This is a collection of curricular materials for learning music through active music making. This collection of developmentally sequenced learning activities offers elementary music educators diverse choices for how to present material by choosing their own Pathways: including singing, literacy, movement, improvisation, composition and instrumental ensemble.
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Curriculum Project
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BooK 1 SMART Notebook Companion CD-ROM

Interactive technology supports literacy & creativity

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Helpful tools for the teacher

Teacher flexibility and choice through the Pathways format Graphics support directions for movement activities Glossary of terms Teacher talk boxes Directions embedded in the SMART files Curriculum sequenced by rhythm & melody Reproducible Manipulatives for student compositions.
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Where go the Boats is the first installment in the Robert Louis Stevenson Song Cycle, by Roger Sams. This elegant, pentatonic melody will charm and delight your singers while cultivating beautiful, lyrical singing. Opportunities for literacy work abound, with particularly clear opportunities to practice low Sol and and Low La below the Do tonal center. Click Here


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Marching Song is the second installment in the Robert Louis Stevenson Song Cycle, by Roger Sams. This lively three-part treble arrangement is both fun to sing and loaded with clear teaching opportunities. The melody for the verses is pentatonic, with an emphasis on Low Sol and Low La (below the tonal center). The chorus offers three mock instrument parts, each with their own melodic identities. The "drum part" continues to emphasize the pitches below the tonal center. The "flute part" offers a perfect opportunity to review Sol, La, and Mi patterns. The "cymbal part" introduces "Ti". Put them all together and you've got young singers singing in three-part harmony with joy and ease. The fourth verse teaches augmentation, before a rousing final chorus that will delight singer and audiences alike. Click Here


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Based on the poem, A Christmas Tree by William Burford, James Carr brings a modern sensitivity to this beautiful seasonal piece. Solo and duet opportunities present themselves in the beginning of the piece. As it develops, the canonic relationship between the soprano and alto lines lends itself to movement. Long tones and exquisitely crafted phrases support the cultivation of beautiful, lyrical singing. Frequent rests on beat one, make this piece a challenging and stimulated study in rhythm and meter. Click Here


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By Zuleikha is a simple song. Using Arabic Text, it praises Mary, Mother of Jesus, as a doorway for remembering all the mothers on the earth, those who came before and those will come after. The refrain means "Peace be with you." This song came as an inspiration for greater love and harmony in the world. This beautiful arrangement has wonderful opportunities for solo as well as choral work, offering singers an opportunity to explore ornamentation, evoking the Middle East. Clear, repetitive harmony lines are easily sung below the melody, while the descant begins as a canon at the fourth. This beautiful piece can be performed with a simple circle dance, which heightens the canonic relationship between the melody and descant. Dance instructions are available in the Deluxe Edition of "Hazrat Bibi Maryam." Click Here

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