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Musical Elements: A Classroom Method for Handchimes

by Kenneth L. Liske

Musical Elements by Kenneth LiskeThis flexible resource for teaching basic music skills to upper elementary, intermediate, or secondary students using handchimes is intended to supplement classroom instruction in rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form, composition, and performance. It encourages the use of handchimes both as performance instruments and as classroom instructional tools. The method includes reproducible student pages and a teacher's supplement with instructional objectives, an outline of scope and sequence, suggestions for teaching and extension, and melodies and chord progressions for musical exercises. 64 pages, loose-leaf. 1998.

Published by: The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc., 1998

About the Author

Kenneth L. Liske currently serves as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Choral and General Music Education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. in Music Education and Educational Technology from Louisiana State University in December, 1999. He holds a B.M. and M.M. in Music Education from Heidelberg College and Bowling Green State University, respectively. Dr. Liske's professional interests include classroom music methods, teacher training, multimedia development, and web-supported instruction in music. His work has been published and presented nationally. Dr. Liske has previously taught for thirteen years in the public schools of Ohio and Louisiana, and at the university level, specializing in middle-level choral and classroom music. He has been active as a clinician, adjudicator, and event chair. In the middle-level music classroom, he has integrated handchime instruments as part of a comprehensive music curriculum. His professional affiliations include MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, College Music Society, Kappa Delta Pi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.


AGEHR Item #R-216. $20.00, plus $5 shipping and handling:
The American Guild Of English Handbell Ringers, Inc. 1055 E. Centerville Station Road Dayton, OH 45459-5503. Phone orders: 1-800-878-5459; fax orders: 1-937-438-0434; direct link to resource book listing:

The book is also currently available from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Bookstore

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