Complete and seamless integration of a wealth of materials and media with totally easy access to all of them. Works on and scales to all platforms.
A rich source of local and international music through the centuries with a clear focus on the contemporary - as befits the target group.
Excellent and unbiased background information on all artists featured.
Intercultural and cross cultural throughout, bridging the gap from Carl Orff to Adele.
Full of lovely ideas like the Loto Sonoro which starts each chapter and the pop-up orchestra for the classroom.
Great encouragement for students to pick up an instrument - including karaoke versions of each song.
The whole course is geared to active students' involvement and brings music to everybody even if the student's background is not at all a musical one.
This music course applies an interesting concept, i.e. a very pragmatic action-oriented learning by doing approach focused on listening, playing and composing music activities.
The course package is very impressive with a whole range of different and complementary materials enabling the teacher to easily cater for differentiated activities according to the learners' needs and levels.
The learner's manual is well structured and easy to work with, thanks to a systematic and useful signposting of the theme, topic, skill and type of activities dealt with, in the page header.
The teachers´ resource pack file is remarkably comprehensive with numerous supplementary printed and digital materials, aimed at planning the course, reinforcing the learners' motivation or evaluating the students' achievements.
The teacher's manual is efficiently designed, with a footnote on each page displaying which printed or digital resources are available for the unit presentation as well as the connected learning activities.
The material offers the learners a really large variety of exercises, practical tasks, games or tests which will motivate wide-ranging audiences to enjoy music.
The different activities and exercises use an extensive selection of musical genres enabling the teacher to introduce and expose his/her learners' tastes to all sorts of music.
Clear and rare example of the unique possibilities of digital delivery: the ´Karaoke´ type applications make music transparent in a way not possible previously; the same is true for virtual Orff instruments
The unbiased treatment of traditional folk, pop, classical and non-Western music simply as different expressions of music is laudable; the same is true of the different abilities needed to appreciate music, from listening, understanding and learning about music to making music.
The digital material - with a printed directory for the teacher - has a consistent appearance throughout and is extremely rich and helpful
The teacher´s guide contains extremely detailed material with descriptions right down to the single lesson and single (multiple choice) tests.
The integration of the learning of Orff instruments and recorder into the school music education system is an excellent idea, providing chances specifically to children from disadvantaged families.