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Kodály's Principles in Practice
This book provides a practical approach to using the Kodály methodology of music
education in the classroom. It begins with a discussion of the roots of Hungarian
music education and goes on to address a variety of topics relating to music
pedagogy, such as
the role of singing and folk-song,
arrangement by age groups, the teaching of specific musical elements (form,
transposition, and writing), and the teaching of instrumental music within the
Kodály concept of music education.
In addition, it
contains statements and observations on music education made by
Zoltán Kodály. Dr. Erzsébet Szőnyi was a student of Zoltán Kodály, and
an important career as a composer, choir director and music educator.
Kodály's Principles in Practice was originally published in Hungarian in
1973, and is being newly issued in an English translation by John Weissman.