By Stephanie Bolton, MA, MT-BC
Fellow, Association for Music and Imagery
For therapy professionals and group facilitators, this book contains new guided visualization scripts to use with your clients and group participants. The author, a board certified music therapist, includes specific music suggestions for each script as well as suggestions for implementing these scripts with your clients. If you’ve been looking for ways to deepen your clients’ experiences and growth, this book will provide you with the necessary tools to accomplish that task.
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By Petra Kern, MT-BVM, MT-BC, MTA
& Angela M. Snell, MT-BC
Songs & Laughter on the Playground includes 17 goal-oriented songs supporting outdoor play for children with and without disabilities. All songs have been created in clinical practice settings and sung many times by children, teachers, and therapists. Strategies for successful implementation and suggestions for different ability levels are included.
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By Lorinda Jones, MA, MT-BC
Mountain Dulcimer: A Survival Guide For Beginners is a 75 page document complete with playing instruction and traditional tunes designed to give the beginning dulcimer player a solid foundation in playing the mountain dulcimer. I meet many music therapists that tell me they own a mountain dulcimer, but don’t really know what to do with it. After 25 years of teaching dulcimer to students in the public schools and adults at music festivals and camps, I have compiled a text that is very sequential and builds on previous learning before adding more skills (Just like a good music therapist would do!!) This is a great resource that music therapists can use for their own personal skill building, and implemented directly into session planning. I love using the mountain dulcimer as my primary accompanying instrument, and you will too!
Take warning…this just may get you started on a path of “dulcimer addiction.”
Equipment, Part of a Dulcimer, Tools, Strings, Picks,Tuners, Straps, Fret Markers, Tuning
1-5-8 or Mixolydian Ear vs. Electronic
Mixolydian vs. Major First Songs
By Ear and By Tablature (Fret Numbers) By Notes
Rhythm Hand and Strumming Fingerpicking
Introduction to Chords Two Chord Songs Three Chord Songs
Finger Positions, Getting around the melody string
Melody Across the Strings
Picking the middle string
More Chord Theory
I- IV- V Chord Progression
Chords in D Major
Combining chords and melodies
Song Titles Include:
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This comprehensive E-book outlines how to use the Richards’ Modified Tuning (an alternate tuning designed for students with special needs) and teach basic and extended chords step by step. Most chords can be executed with one or two fingers. Discover how to play simplified pentatonic scales and selected modes. Also included: song suggestions for each chord presented, chord reference chart, skill stand model to outline goal areas and measure progress, fretboard chart, and blank lesson forms.
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