In Part 1 of this article, I explained the basics of verbal association as a level of learning in Gordon’s Skill Learning Sequence. In this article, I will endeavor to describe the ways in which Gordon and his contemporaries have ...

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This quarantune (a song written during the Covid-19 quarantine) is in the Freygish mode (also known as Phrygian dominant.) I actually originally wrote it in Locrian, but it didn't quite set right.  This song has built in opportunities for echoing, ...

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Verbal Association (abbreviated VA) is the second level in the Skill Learning Sequence.At this level, we use tonal solfege (movable do with a la-based minor) and rhythm solfege (movable “du,” a beat function rhythm syllable system) to label the sounds ...

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Aural/Oral (abbreviated A/O) is the most fundamental level in the Skill Learning Sequence. This level is far-reaching, as not only does it cover a level in the Skill Learning Sequence, it is also all-encompassing for instruction in preparatory audiation. Everything that ...

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This is an updated version of the "My Mother, Your Mother" song archetype. There is built in listening, echoing, and improvisation.  LyricsVerse 1Once upon a time, there were two sheep,And mighty chatty sheep were they.Every afternoon, they'd have a "baa ...

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