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Composition Kickstarters

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Not Grade Specific
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100 pages
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This collection of 175+ prompts for musical creation is intended for K-12 teachers and students of composition. Each prompt provides a "seed" of inspiration to kickstart a new composition, with most prompts being adaptable for students of all ages and skill levels, whether or not they can read and write music.

Prompts are presented in the following categories:
-Quick Compositions (prompts for manipulating various elements of existing pieces)
-Variations (prompts for using existing music to create something new)
-Underscoring (prompts for creating pieces of music that accompany spoken text and/or action)
-Instrumental Pieces
-Starters (brief melodic fragments to use as a starting point for a new composition)

Other chapters:
-Lists (musical genres, expression markings, instruments, techniques, scales)
-Composing in a Group Setting
-Standards & Assessment
-Glossary of Terms
-Index by Curricular Connections
-Index by Skill Level
Total Pages
100 pages
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