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Music for Children with Hearing LossA Resource for Parents and Teachers$
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Lyn Schraer-Joiner

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199855810

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855810.001.0001

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Making the Case

Making the Case

Involving Children with Hearing Loss in General Music Lessons and Ensembles

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(p.104) Chapter 4 Making the Case
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Music for Children with Hearing Loss
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Lyn E. Schraer-Joiner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199855810.003.0004

This chapter discusses how deaf students have the capacity to perceive musical sounds and are able to perform and respond to music. Alice-Ann Darrow states that music is more aurally accessible than conversational speech; listening to music can help increase one's musical understanding, enjoyment, and aesthetic sensitivity. The chapter also introduces the instrumental music program as a way of helping deaf students decide what instrument they wish to study, while providing suggestions to help music teachers facilitating a positive musical experience for their students; these instruments include keyboards, percussions, brass, and string instruments. The latter part of the chapter discusses the deaf students' involvement in the choral music program.

Keywords:   Alice-Ann Darrow, musical understanding, auditory development, instrumental music program, hearing loss, deaf students, deaf children, choral music program

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