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Instrumental Music for Dyslexics By Sheila Oglethorpe

Instrumental Music for Dyslexics by Sheila Oglethorpe

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Instrumental Music for Dyslexics is written mainly for music teachers. It describes dyslexia in laymana s terms and explains how the various problems which a dyslexic may have can affect all aspects of learning to play a musical instrument.

Instrumental Music for Dyslexics Summary

Instrumental Music for Dyslexics: A Teaching Handbook by Sheila Oglethorpe

Instrumental Music for Dyslexics is written mainly for music teachers. It describes dyslexia in laymana s terms and explains how the various problems which a dyslexic may have can affect all aspects of learning to play a musical instrument. It alerts the music teacher with a problem pupil to the possibilities of that pupila s having some form of dyslexia. Although Sheila Oglethorpe is primarily a piano teacher the general principle behind most, if not all, the suggestions is such that they can be adapted for use by other instrumentalists. The book presents ways in which the music teacher can contribute to the self esteem and thereby the general welfare of the dyslexic pupil who is often musically gifted and has much to offer. The book will also be of interest to dyslexia specialists who have hitherto directed their concentration towards the language--based problems of the dyslexic.

About Sheila Oglethorpe

Sheila Oglethorpe is the author of Instrumental Music for Dyslexics: A Teaching Handbook, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Dyslexia -- Preliminary Thoughts. Dyslexia in Greater Detail. Primary symptoms. Secondary Symptoms. The Positive Angle. Where to get Help. Multi--sensory Teaching. Teaching Strengths. Music as Communication. The diagnosed Dyslexic Child. The Undiagnosed Child. How Should I Know That They were Dyslexic? The Teacher. Anomalies in Auditory Function. Auditory laterality. Silence -- The Framework for Music. The Concept of "up" and "down", singing. Rhythm, Preparation for Aural Examinations. Interpreting The Printed page. Useful Tools. The Stave. Vertical and Additional Horizontal Lines. Rests, dots and Accidentals. Fingering. Tracking. Balance and Posture. Gross Motor control. Co--ordination for Pedalling. Fine Motor Control. Hand Independence. Motor Response to Rhythmic Symbols. Spatial Aptitude. Fingering. Scales. Broken chords and Arpeggios. Memory. Kinaesthetic Memory. Memorizing The Architecture. Sight Reading (1--10). Playing Duets. Materials for Writing Music. The reproduction of Musical Symbols. Method. Rhythm,. Keys. Performance Indications. Practical Musicianship. The Notebook for Practice. Planning a Lesson. Evaluating The Lesson. The Relative Values of Other Instruments Beside The piano. Examinations and Performances. Dyslexic Musicians and The future.

Additional information

NPB9781861562913
9781861562913
1861562918
Instrumental Music for Dyslexics: A Teaching Handbook by Sheila Oglethorpe
New
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2002-01-15
200
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