A practical and easy-to-use resource for the music curriculum that will help you solve the mystery of how to get children to sing well.
This book contains:
* A wide variety of songs and games specially written for young voices
* A demonstration CD that brings the music to life and help you teach the songs
* Fact files and case notes which show you how to use the songs in the classroom
Suitable for generalist and specialist teachers, Singing Sherlock 1 helps deliver the music curriculum at KS 1 (5-7s) and develop quality singing, vocal skills and general musical skills.
Written by two of the most highly experienced singing trainers, both of whom contributed to the ongoing skills units of the DfES/QCA's Schemes of Work.
What is it?
A collection of songs, games and singing activities, along with uncomplicated guidance on how to get children singing well. The books are divided into sections which explore different aspects of singing, such as rhythm and beat, communication and expression, vocal prepration and singing in parts.
Who is it for?
Vol. 1 is for children up to age seven; vol. 2 for seven to eleven year olds. They are equally suitable for the classroom and the choir rehearsal, and both specialist musicians and non-specialists will find these books appropriate to their needs.
Why do I need it?
It can be used as a self-contained singing programme or as an occasional resource, and the material is both fun and instructive. 'Factlines' outline the focus for each section, and each song has its own 'case notes' which explain how to teach it, how to develop ideas and how to get the most from the singers. It also links to the QCA Ongoing Skills unit.