Wajler s Literacy, Music & Technology Connection succeeds not only in combining technology and arts in the classroom, but also in generating motivation and self-esteem with social skills and cooperative learning. [...] they brain- storm to create lyrics for their own song.
Reviews Reviews of books, videos, software and music for the professional music teacher consider their contribution to the “Assemble” aids in defining musical Books character of the piece. Considering style. Students choose a tempo and instrumentation, text, tempo and vocal select and place loops onto tracks with Literacy, Music & Technology techniques, the students learn to dis- loop-based software. Connection, w/CD-ROM, by Zig cern musical style. Finally, they brain- In “Produce,” students organize the Wajler. Alfred Publishing Company, storm to create loops into sec- 2009. www.alfred.com; (818) 892- lyrics for their tions (introduc- 2452; 94 pp. $24.95. own song. They tion, verse, Wajler’s Literacy, Music & Technology begin with an chorus) in Connection succeeds not only in com- idea, a single preparation for bining technology and arts in the class- word or phrase, voice recording. room, but also in generating and develop that The performers motivation and self-esteem with social into several relat- record the vocal skills and cooperative learning. ed words and parts on new “Think, Plan, Assemble, and shape them into tracks while Produce” (T.P.A.P.) lesson plans form lyrics.
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