Making music mine: the development of rhythmic literacy

  title={Making music mine: the development of rhythmic literacy},
  author={Suzanne L. Burton},
  journal={Music Education Research},
  pages={133 - 142}
ABSTRACT In this study, I explored children's development of rhythmic music literacy using a language acquisition paradigm. An emergent, constructivist curriculum was implemented over one academic year with 39 children, 5–8 years old. Children were involved in audiation-based active listening, singing, moving, chanting, and playing instruments and engaged in musical dialogue through imitation and improvisation. They had rhythm stories read to them, they wrote and read their own. A comprehensive… 

Early childhood music making in educational settings: A comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed research, 2000–17

  • K. Salvador
  • Education
    International Journal of Music in Early Childhood
  • 2019
In this article, I present a comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed research articles published in English between 2000 and 2017 regarding active music making in early childhood (EC) educational

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Improvisation in the beginning choral rehearsal



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