Teaching Praxis Links

Movement and Percussion

Born to Groove
borntogroove.org
“Inspiring . . . teachers of the present and the future to devote more time, energy, ingenuity, to helping children maintain and grow child culture with all its hand games, ring games, synchronizing skills, call & response, simon sez, chanting, invention of songs, dances, dramas.” This site offers an ebook by Charles Keil and Patricia Shehan-Campbell with ideas for moving and grooving with kids. There is also a forum for interaction with the authors and others.

Drum Circle Music
www.drumcirclemusic.com
“Drum Circle Music (DCM) is a comprehensive approach to facilitating group music making that makes it easy to present enriching, dynamic and educational rhythm-based activities for groups of all kinds. Developed by music educator, drum circle facilitator and world percussion specialist, Kalani, DCM is designed for professionals in music education, music therapy and other music-based fields. DCM is about much more than playing music. It’s an effective way to help people develop their capacity for creative expression, listening, working together, communication, leadership, facilitation, and appreciation for diversity.” This site offers resources and training.

RhythmWeb
www.rhythmweb.com
This is a non-commercial site offering information and links to a wide spectrum of world percussion resources.

Guitar

Guitar Education Network
www.guitaredunet.org
This “network” is a partnership of GAMA, NAMM, and MENC aimed at providing free in-service training, supplies, and resources to music teachers who are interested in teaching guitar.

The Guitar Barre Method
www.guitarsimplified.com
“Learning to play a musical instrument does not have to be difficult, require years of practicing, or even necessitate reading notes. We ALL are musical, and we need simpler ways of accessing our innate musicality. Using “open tunings” and a tool like the GUITAR BARRE® (most accomplished guitar players use “open tunings” and two similar tools, the “capo” and the “slide”) makes the guitar an extremely easy instrument to play, just for the fun of it.”

Ukelele

Flea Market Music
www.fleamarketmusic.com
This is Jumpin’ Jim Belhoff’s ukulele website. Devoted to fostering “a strong community of uke enthusiasts”, this site includes books, CD’s, flea and fluke ukes, calendar of events, player directory, bulletin board, and more.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
www.ukuleleorchestra.com

UkeWiki.org
www.howlinhobbit.com
“Here you’ll find answers to all of your commonly asked questions whether you’re a new or an advanced player, a history of the ukulele, information about ukulele players (both famous and not so), links to lessons, reviews of current products… you name it, if it’s about the ukulele it’ll be covered here …”

Ukulelia
www.ukulelia.com
“The World’s Greatest Ukulele Weblog!”

Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum (UHOFM)
www.ukulele.org
“A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of ukulele history.”