WHAT IS AUDIATION STATION?
Audiation Station is a series of lessons that uses Music Learning Theory to teach audiation. Motivated students can follow these lessons, and learn to audiate music.
OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES
If we accept Music Learning Theory as a learning model for how we learn music, we need to create a Teaching Model as a vehicle to put Music Learning Theory into action.
MLT tells us that we learn by contrast. Therefore, our initial audiation objectives will include
We will learn fundamental harmonic and melodic content for each tonality, and fundamental rhythmic functions for each meter.
In order to set goals for ourselves, we need to create benchmarks so we know when we have achieved a certain level of proficiency in our audiation.
I have not so arbitrarily defined a basic musicianship which I call Musicianship Level 1. Once achieved, a musician has basic competency in audiating both tonally and rhythmically.
MUSICIANSHIP LEVEL 1
Can you do everything in the Assessment for Musicianship Level 1?
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Andrew Mullen is a teacher, folk musician, multi-instrumentalist, song-writer, and lifelong learner. He has taught all levels of students in a number of subjects, and is currently a middle school teacher and curriculum coach in Burlington, Massachusetts. Mr Mullen holds Masters degrees in Music Education and School Administration, as well as certification from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML) in Elementary General and Early Childhood Music. He is currently entertaining Doctoral scholarships.