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Title:
Songs in their heads : music and its meaning in children's lives
Author:
Campbell, Patricia Shehan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1310 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780195111002

9780195111019
Format :
Book

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Central Library MT1 .C228 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This book explores the musical interest and needs of children in their daily lives. Based upon their expressed thoughts and actual "musicking" behaviors, this text examines the songs they sing, the rythyms they make, and the roles that music plays for them. Blending standard education fieldexperiences with ethnographic techniques, Dr. Campbell demonstrates how music is personally and socially meaningful to children and what values they place on particular musical styles, songs, and functions. He explores musical behaviors in various contextual settings, and presents in notated andnarrative forms some of the "songs in their heads," balancing music learned with music "made," and intentional, purposeful music with natural musical behavior. Songs in Their Heads is a vivid and engaging book that bridges the disciplines of music education, musicology, ethnomusicology, and folklore. Designed as a text or supplemental text in a variety of music education method courses, as well as a reference for music specialists and classroom teachers,this book will also appeal to parents interested in understanding and enhancing music making in their children.


Author Notes

Patricia S. Campbell is at University of Washington.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Musical Childrenp. 3
Part 1 In Music: Children at Musical Playp. 13
Narrative Talesp. 13
The Talesp. 16
The Horace Mann Schoolyard
The Lakeshore Zebras
The Rundale School Cafeteria
Riders of the C-Bus
Mrs. Bedford's Music Class: At the Periphery
The Toys and More Store
Reflectionsp. 64
Part 2 On Music: Conversations with Childrenp. 71
A Flexible Systemp. 71
The Conversationsp. 75
Michael
Darryl
George
Carrie
Ramnad
Lisa
Ramona
James
Beth
Manuel
Lateesha
Alan
Anna
Tuyen
Jonathan
Reflectionsp. 160
Part 3 For Children: Prospects for Their Musical Educationp. 167
Who They Musically Arep. 168
The Music in Them
What Music Means to Children
Music: Good for What?
Learning, Enculturation, and the Schools
The Mission of School Music
Children's Big and Little Cultures
A Diversity of Musicking
Their Music
All That They Can Musically Bep. 196
The Personal Side of Music
The Social-Familial Sides of Music
The Functional Side of Music
Self-Study of Music
Musical Choices
More of a Musical Education
Musical Mosaicsp. 222
Afterwordp. 225
Appendix 1p. 227
Appendix 2p. 230
Notesp. 233
Referencesp. 239

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