Children's Natural and Necessary Musical Play: Global Contexts, Local Applications

  title={Children's Natural and Necessary Musical Play: Global Contexts, Local Applications},
  author={Jackie Chooi-Theng Lew and Patricia Shehan Campbell},
  journal={Music Educators Journal},
  pages={57 - 62}
he green papaya tree sways in the wind as five-year-old SuIn chants to the rhythms of a pebble game with her friends. "Chwee loh chwee payng payng," she chants while teasing her little friends in Mandarin Chinese. Sometimes her teasing sounds are gibberish, but at other times rhythmic patterns of eighth notes and sixteenth notes can be discerned. In a ranch home, where tall pine trees grow, sandy-haired Mark and his siblings play with a new game they got for Christmas. They decide who goes when… 

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