Season 1, Episode 2 of "The Literate Musician" podcast is live! It is live on iTunes, Stitcher, and all of the other major podcasting platforms. You can also view it here:Content of this episode:Duple Acculturation (Chant!)Rhythm Lesson 2 (Duple, Macro/microbeat, ...

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Use this song as an opportunity for your students to choose to be the same or different! If they want to be the same, they can simply echo your "song" (your improvised antecedent phrase). If they want to be different, ...

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I am thrilled to announce my brand new podcast, "The Literate Musician." So many people love my YouTube videos and companion course to my book, "The Literate Musician," but want to Listen in the car, on the treadmill, with their kids, etc.Have ...

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In the Learning Music Learning Theory Learning Theory, we established a foundation of knowledge - The First Five - that will assist us in our understanding of MLT. As a reminder, the First Five were:1. Audiation as the foundation of ...

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Most of my songs seem to be about food these days!  I use this song, amongst others, to teach how to read familiar tonic and dominant patterns in major and minor tonality. Here is the notation: ...

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Many teachers are often intrigued by Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, but, when put to the task of trying to implement it in their classrooms in a meaningful way, are bereft of any concrete tangible way to start. Picking up the mammoth ...

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When you feel like you are ready to begin to teach your students musical patterns a la MLT, it is important to make a distinction pattern teaching and the rest of your curriculum.Gordon calls the pattern teaching portion of the ...

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Tune: "Look at All the Happy Faces Tonality: Aeolian Meter: Unusual Unpaired (7) Teaching Ideas Use this tune to acculturate students to music in 7. The microbeats are organized into 2, 2, 3. I use this tune to focus on ...

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One of the tenets of Music Learning Theory is the concept of Whole-Part-Whole instruction in curriculum development. Gordon argued that efficient learning takes place in a Whole-Part-Whole manner. WholeThe big picture or the context is explained or presented to the learner.PartIndividual ...

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“My best recommendation to music teachers of the next century is to improvise, improvise, improvise! Get rid of notation. Learn from music learning theory to teach children to make music without the aid of notation or music theory. Follow religiously ...

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