Date of Award

1974

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. George Keck

Abstract

The purpose of this Honors Project is to derive games and visual aids to help a child learn different musical concepts. From my own experiences of being a student and from teaching piano, it is my opinion that the more creative and versatile a teacher is, the more a child will learn. By using a little imagination and/or improvising on already well-known games, such as BINGO, any teacher can make his or her teachings more of a learning experience for the child. It is a well-known fact that children dislike practicing, but by presenting different concepts in a way that challenges them, yet makes the learning fun, it is surprising how much they will want to learn on their own. All of the games I have presented in this project have been tested in my own teaching. The children enjoyed them, and I thought they taught them a very workable knowledge of many concepts of music.

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