Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Creative Process—Different approaches Part 1

We’ve talked about how to get started if you have an idea that you would like to use as the basis for an original song, writing a beautiful, poetic lyric, and a memorable, singable melody. But there are several ways to “ease in” to songwriting without having to come up with something completely original on your own.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bucket Drumming Basics

Bucket drumming has come to the elementary music classroom with teachers and students getting in on the fun of pounding a pail.  Forming a bucket ensemble is easy on the budget while providing a great vehicle for learning rhythms and exploring tone colors. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Footnotes: In Search of the Meaningful Relationship

Exploring the Marriage of Music and Text—Part 2

Like in any relationship, the more sensitive each partner is to the other, the better the relationship will be! The same is true with the relationship of music and text. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Join Heritage Music Press at these February events!

It’s convention season again! Are you ready for all of the upcoming -MEAs, -CDAs, and spectacular local reading sessions? We are—in fact, Heritage Music Press and many of our spectacular writers and composers will be traveling the country to bring you the latest ideas, resources, and techniques to use in your classrooms.