THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC by David Barnett

THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A to the author's Living With Music -- and designed not as an actual how-to-do-it book, but a sort of self starter down the road of making music an integral and coordinated part of the curriculum from Primary grades through College. Ideas and aspirations, stressing the part music plays in an academic course, and indicating the value of relating such extra curriculum activities as chair to the course -- this absorbs considerable attention in a brief volume. He discusses succinctly the importance of group instrumental teaching -- the necessity of instilling recognition of things beyond merely learning to read music. He feels the grade teacher has advantage over the high school and college teacher in making music a vital experience, in starting with an imaginative approach and developing creative abilities. He goes step by step, from Grade I to college indicating the compass of each step. The most valuable part of the book -- for many -- will be the appendix with its suggestive lists of musical works for the different periods, with lists of compositions for chamber music, dusts, two pianos, etc. Barnett speaks authoritatively from having tested his theories at Wellesley.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1945
Publisher: George W. Stewart