Here is the recording of our webinar which explains how some parts of Gregorian Chant can be used in preschool music education. We hope you will find it interesting and useful. Let us know your thoughts.
9/5/2015 10:35:04 am
There is a wonderful book entitled: Do Re MI - If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido d'Arezzo; author Susan L. Roth in association with Angelo Mafucci; Houghton Mifflin Company - Boston 2006. This book gives children a mini-history of the beginning of notation with wonderful illustrations and examples of chant. I have used it in presentations with both children and adults and they are fascinated by the story. Thank you for your presentation. I appreciate your pitching of the chants and the reinforcement of the voice being our first and most important instrument. Kodaly always said if you can sing it, you can play it! We sang chant a lot as children, and it was the best musical training I had, even if we did learn it in standard notation. It is a shame that it has gone out of favor in most American Catholic churches. Maybe one day, it will come back.
9/5/2015 11:25:50 am
Karen, thank you for your comment! I certainly agree with you.
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Martin. with quite some experience in music and music education for children