In an era of educational budget cuts, many band and orchestra directors are asked to add sections of General Music to their teaching loads. Administrators know that music is good for kids, so they want more children to have this opportunity. What better way, than to ask an established band or orchestra teacher to do this?
However, many band and orchestra directors are not recently trained in General Music, and find this request intimidating. Here is where 21 Songs in 6 Days: Learn Ukulele the Easy Way can help.
The ukulele is a wonderful instrument in a classroom setting. It is small, inexpensive, and quiet. Because the students play and sing both harmony and melody, they learn advanced musical principles through their experiences playing the ukulele. Some of these principles are: meter, tonality, tempo, mood, transposition, harmony, melody and poetry.
All of these ideas are presented in over 60 video lessons and color-coded lyric sheets, ready to project in a teacher’s classroom. If you buy the book, you can sign up for a series of emails to receive these teaching materials. The music is from the public domain and relates well to today’s student, because it progresses gradually. It is also possible for the teacher to extend these lessons to teach other kinds of music. For example: I have taught a lesson on Eminem’s Mockingbird and created band and orchestra arrangements as a fun differentiation tool in my general music classroom.
21 Songs in 6 Days: Learn Ukulele the Easy Way has sold successfully on Amazon since it was first released in October 2013. People from all over the world have purchased this book and we have sold thousands of copies! Why don’t you be the next person to join us?