There are a number of combinations accompaniment, as well as PDF files
Voice that could be used in conjunction with of the cover art and all of the student
the performance of these partner reproducible song pages. ––Reviewed
8 Pop Partners, by Sally K. Albrecht. songs. Teachers may choose to have all by Lucinda M. Lear, NCTM, Waterloo,
Alfred Publishing Company, 2009. the singers learn both parts, then Iowa
www.alfred.com; (818) 892-2452; 64 divide to sing through a third time or
pp. $59.95. just teach each section their separate
Two-at-a-time songs have been part and ask the audience to sing.
around a long time. They were called Teachers could also combine two dif- Tools
Quodlibets when I was first intro- ferent classrooms or two different
duced to them by singing, “In the grades with one class/grade learning Theory Boosters Series, by Lisa
Good Old Summertime” along with Part I and the other learning Part II. Bastien and Lori Bastien. Neil A. Kjos
“The Sidewalks of New York.” Besides Personally, I like the idea of an inter- Music Company, 2009. www.kjos.com;
being fun to pair two songs together, it generational program at a retirement (858) 270-9800; 24 or 32 pp. each;
is a great way for elementary students center with the residents singing the $3.95 each.
to begin hearing familiar song and Every teacher knows the dread many
and singing in students harmo- students feel for theory drills. Learning
harmony. This nizing on the music theory well requires vast
provides the counter melodies. amounts of repetition and review.
premise for Sally It would be Unfortunately, students often forget
K. Albrecht’s Pop very easy to make concepts while they are away on vaca-
Partners: 10 three themed tion, or they rush through theory exer-
Tremendous programs out of cises, hoping to