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Boomwhackers® music

The music department at the Deichmanske Bibliotek (Oslo Public Library) has recently developed a new package for music teachers in the Norwegian public school system. The service is based on Boomwhackers®, a set of colored plastic tubes that play various notes of the scale when struck.

Children quickly understand the simple notation system based on color, and under the guidance of a teacher begin quickly to play and even compose music. The package includes a set of Boomwhackers®, a detailed guide for teachers based on requirements outlined in the Norwegian national teaching plan of 2006, and a set of large-print sheet music of simple, well-known tunes.

The department also holds courses for teachers, in cooperation with the library’s department for school services, which is part of the Unge Deichman (Young Deichman) department.

This according to “Boomwhackers: A public library service for music teachers in the public school system in Oslo, Norway” by Ann Kunish (Fontes artis musicae LVII/3 [July–September 2010] pp. 291–95). Below, the Unge Deichman department demonstrates.

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Hellenic journal of music, education, and culture

Launched in 2010 by the Ένωση Εκπαιδευτικών Μουσικής Αγωγής Πρωτοβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης (Enōsī Ekpaideutiōn Mousikīs Agōgīs Protovathmias Ekpaideusīs/Greek Association of Primary Music Education), Hellenic journal of music, education, and culture (ISSN 1792-2518) is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to reflect a wide variety of perspectives from disciplines within the fields of music education and musicology. Issues include articles, case studies, and book reviews; articles in Greek or English are accepted.

The journal is devoted to the dissemination of ideas relating to theoretical developments, and welcomes interdisciplinary contributions. The inaugural issue’s table of contents is here.

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