Dr. Mark Turner

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Thinking Musically:
An Example of How One Fourth
Grade Class Transformed a
Picture Book into Music

by Dr. Mark Turner
Associate Professor of Music
Early Childhood and Elementary Specialist
SFA School of Music
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Accompaniments: MP3 Audio Files

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Note: These arrangements were created by the music specialist using a student-line sequencing software (Freestyle). Ultimately, the student-musicians should create the accompaniments (acoustically or electronically); but until they are ready for that, the specialist should create them. The accompaniments sound complex but were very easy to create. If I can do this, anyone can do this. Have fun & good luck!

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I Think I Can Dance!


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