The course serves as a foundation for the teaching philosophy and approaches of Hungarian music educator, Zoltán Kodály. Components of the course include: pedagogy, folksong literature, folksong analysis and retrieval, Solfège, conducting, and choir. This Level 2 course focuses on work with late beginner-level students yet participants may adapt this information to any music teaching situation.
Students in this course:
- observe, practice, and refine teaching techniques in a laboratory setting of peers
- continue building their collection of authentic folksong literature appropriate and of strong quality for use in music instruction
- analyze music literature appropriate for a late-beginner music curriculum, including American folk music, traditional children's songs and games, folk music from other countries and cultures, and art music
- continue to augment their retrieval system so they can quickly and accurately select appropriate song literature for lesson planning
- develop their nonverbal communication skills in conducting by reviewing and strengthening conducting techniques and essential ensemble directing skills
- strengthen individual and ensemble musicianship skills through in-tune singing, excellent tone quality, internal hearing, partwork, and understanding of complex melodies and pieces of music
- Sharpened pencil
- Manuscript paper
- Notepad or paper for taking notes
- Tuning fork [A=440]
- Conducting scores (minimum of three scores to be chosen per level); please contact course instructor at the earliest opportunity if you encounter any difficulty obtaining scores
- Ladybird (Zoltán Kodály) - Boosey and Hawkes - SSA, a cappella
- All My Trials (arr. Michael Neaum) - Boosey and Hawkes - SSA, piano accomp.
- Laudamus Te (Vivaldi, arr. Elmer Thomas) - available as a digital download on www.sheetmusicplus.com - 2 part treble, piano accomp.
- All in the April Evening (Hugh S. Roberton) - Roberton Publications available at www.prestomusic.com - SSA, a cappella
- Choksy, Lois “The Kodály Method”, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall Publishing
- Bolkovec, Edward and Johnson, Judith “150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching”, Boosey and Hawkes
- Brumfield, Susan “First, We Sing! Kodály-Inspired Teaching for the Music Classroom” [Teacher Book - ISBN 978-1480339828]
- Brumfield, Susan “First We Sing! Teaching Strategies” (Primary and/or Intermediate Grades. It is recommended to get both, but only required to buy one.)
- Eisen, Ann and Robertson, Lamar “An American Methodology”, Sneaky Snake Publications
- Klinger, Rita “A Guide to Lesson Planning in the Kodály Setting”, OAKE Publications https://www.oake.org/publications.
- Lund, Floice “Research and Retrieval”, ProCanto Press (available to purchase and pick up at CSU on 7/15)
- Trinka, Jill “Little Black Bull”, Volume 4 Folk Music Works
- Zoltán Kodály Choral Method: "333 Elementary Reading Exercises" Edited with annotations by (Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes) - NOTE: This is a small book, not a green tall book. Do not purchase the Percy Young Version.
- Antal Molnár, Classical Canons
This course can be applied toward:
This course is also available as a noncredit option. See the ARLL 3004 course page if you want the content, but don't need the college credits.