are the best manipulatives to hit the music classroom in years.”
- Mark Burrows
Using Manipulatives to Explore the Elements of Music
by Mark Burrows
When kids play with Music-Go-Rounds—in group games, listening & movement activities, at the whiteboard, on charts, or in centers—they build confidence and skills. Manipulatives are like “hands” for your brain: they help you “grasp,” understand, and remember concepts. Like building blocks, the elements of music can be combined in wondrous ways.
Mark's teaching expertise and humor shine in his guide to musical elements, using Music-Go-Round manipulatives. 44 hands-on activities and movement games are grouped by Rhythm and Meter, Melody and Harmony, Expression, and Form. Variations and extensions make the activities flexible for any level. His fun game-oriented approach makes concepts “stick,” and empowers kids to combine the elements and compose their own music. Gr. K-6. 72 pp.