Ukulele for Music Teachers
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Ukuleles are a great tool for teaching harmonic function and accompaniment. This book is designed to teach ukulele skills that can be brought to your students; consider songs that can be used to introduce musical skills; and present possibilities for arranging, improvisation, and composition. This eBook makes some assumptions about what you do and do not know as it is geared towards already practicing music teachers. This book will give you insight into the ukulele, how to read ukulele charts, and how to teach ukulele to students. It will not be teaching about basic music elements or music theory.
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Ukulele for Music Teachers
The ukulele has become a (re)popularized instrument in an astonishingly short amount of time, due in parge part to its ease of play and appealingly intimate manner. One of the spaces where the instrument has gained a foothold is with music teachers in the schools, who have capitalized on the instrument's appeal to children and the quick learning curve.
But even music teachers still need a guide and some easy-to-understand instruction to get started. And that's where "Ukulele for Music Teachers" comes in. Dr. Giebelhausen manages to achieve the perfect blend of high-quality instructional material and a wickedly quirky sense of humor as she gently steers novice ukuleleists (is that even a word???) along the pathway of strumming and picking enlightenment.
Robin takes great advantage of the e-book's capabilities by including graphics, photos, videos and audio reinforcements for the clear text-based instructions. The book is beautifully organized, logical, and easy to follow.
Writing a "how to" instructional manual for teachers could be a daunting task, but Dr. Giebelhausen has managed to pull it off with grace, style, and humor. "Ukulele for Music Teachers" is poised to become not just an indispensable resource for music educators interested in using the ukulele in their classrooms, but a model for similar instructional guides in the electronic format.
Excellent method book!
This is a fantastic method book that is not only practical and knowledgeable it is fun and encouraging. Too many instructional book are difficult to follow, and are often too wordy. This book however gives smaller digestible portions with learning how to play the uke! Well done!
Extremely useful and user-friendly book for music teachers and beginning uke players! The iBook format includes gifs and links for video and audio examples and PDFs of just about everything you could need. These learning supports enable musical independence for students, and could be useful for teachers who would like to use a flipped-classroom format. Robin also provides pedagogical suggestions and teaching strategies teachers might consider when introducing ukulele and supporting struggling students. As if that’s not enough, the book has includes assessments to monitor students’ content knowledge and rating scales to measure students’ progress with performing and improvising. I use this book with the students in my methods classes and with the adults who participate in my community ukulele jam sessions. It’s inspiring and enjoyable.