This book has simplified music ! ! The methods allow any age student, parent, teacher, and even senior citizens to experience the rewards and joy of music involvement. The base is a well thought out color code using the eight colors of a crayon box. I have been asked, “Why aren’t they using this in the schools?
Someone said, “It only needs to be known.”
But to break tradition is difficult. Let’s break tradition!.
The purpose of the E-Z “Notation Through Rhythm”
Method Company’s Resource Music Center Book, with its emphasis on Emergent Literacy and Composition, is to enhance the availability of music for everyone in a fun, easy, age appropriate, inexpensive way and most importantly to integrate music into classroom curriculum. Teachers, parents and students of varying abilities can investigate, explore, develop skills and knowledge in a class setting, or home, as an assignment, or as a self-discovery experience. And adult seniors can enjoy playing favorite melodies in an easy no stress manner, while keeping fingers agile.
For years educators have voiced the need for music in school curriculum, as well as acknowledging that music contributes to the overall development of individuals. Thinking skills and language development may lead the list. Music literacy and the playing of an instrument are also viewed with great importance. Yet, as some authorities state, many students are missing out on learning to even sing our traditional songs, which means a deep loss.
The activities introduced in the E -Z “Notation Through Rhythm” Resource Music Center Book blends music with reading and writing skills, especially with the four Composing Methods. Creativity is enhanced and encouraged when students, if desired, use the E-Z “Notation Through Rhythm” Standard Music Color Code (also known as the E-Z Keys Method and E-Z Keys International Standard Music Rainbow Color Code). This universal standardized Music Color Code makes it possible to integrate music into all areas of the curriculum in an easy, time efficient, and effective manner with the gradual transition to the traditional black and white music score as a goal. With this goal reached even more learning, composing and creative activities occur. Students already familiar with keyboards and music scores get involved with composing which further enhances their abilities and understanding. The methods in this book encourage at an early age, Emergent Literacy and Emergent Composing (vocabulary, reading and writing), through shared writing experiences. With adults writing the dictation of a youngster, or a youngster copying the writing of an adult, a lot of learning, including creative thinking, occurs. Elementary students that already read and write can compose tunes related to units they study like Mexico, cowboys, or various animals, as well as vocabulary, poems original or other, to enhance their skills.