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Poetic License: Using Poetry to Guide Composition

By Mari Schay

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Poetic License: Using Poetry to Guide Composition composed by Mari Schay. Level 2-6. Games, Reproducible. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2875H).

Grades 2-6 - Helping your students to compose quality melodies and arrangements can be quite a challenge. But thanks to the ingenious approach outlined in "Poetic License," your students will become thoughtful composers able to take pride in their compositions. The step-by-step, reproducible worksheets in this resource will guide your students to turn poems into songs. As your students work to compose pleasant and singable melodies, duets, and arrangements, they will also learn to count intervals, create chords, and explore expressive techniques. You won't want to miss this unique resource, complete with eighteen reproducible compositional worksheets, organized by concept and difficulty.

  • Spring Storm (6 pitches, 6/8 meter) 
  • Pins (2 patterns, with 1 reversal for each pattern) 
  • Woodchucks (4 pitches) 
  • Rain on the Green Grass (4 pitches, 1 interval to count) 
  • Mud Pie (2 patterns, 1 transposition, 1 reversal) 
  • My Limerick (6 pitches, 6/8 meter) 
  • ABC (3 pitches) 
  • Mississippi (4 pitches) 
  • Going to Saint Ives (6 pitches) 
  • Pancake Day (4 pitches, 2 intervals to count) 
  • Bubble Gum (1 pattern for each part with 2 additional chord tones) 
  • I Scream (3 pitches, 1 interval to count) 
  • The Clock (5 pitches, 2 intervals to count) 
  • Loose Tooth (6 pitches, 1 interval to count) 
  • The House That Jack Built (12 motifs) 
  • Falling Leaves (4 pitches) 
  • Forehead, Eyes (5 pitches, 1 interval to count, 6/8 meter) 
  • Onomatopoeia (1 pattern for each part with 1 reversal, 1 inversion, 2 transpo.) 

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  • March 30, 2013 Congratulations

    Thanks to the author by the initiative. I like the idea so much that I recomended it to some friends. There's another Brazilian book in this area that I would like to suggest too : "O livro do músico" (In English it could be translated to "" The book of...

    the musician"), the name of author is Antonio Adolfo, edited by Almir Chediak .

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