I have just released a brand new course called Rhythm Reading 102: Enrhythmic Time Signatures. This free course teaches how to read macrobeats and microbetas in 3 new timesignatures: 4/4, 3/4 and Cut Time Check it out today! Text 9 ...

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I have just released a brand new course called Tonal Reading 102: Reading Major Tonic. This free course teaches how to read and generalize major tonic patterns in several DO-signatures, and also has a lesson on how to combine tonic ...

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Composite Synthesis (abbreviated CS) is the highest level in Discrimination learning. There are two sub-levels: Composite Synthesis-Reading (CS-r) and Composite Synthesis-Writing (CS-w). It subsumes all of the previous levels of learning. At this level, students can 1) read a series ...

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In the previous article, I showed readers ways that teachers can engage students at the Symbolic Association level with a focus on reading. In this article, I will show you how, just like with language, I extend the teaching of ...

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Symbolic Association (abbreviated SA) is the first time that students read musical notation. Students first heard the sound at Aural/Oral, gave it an aural label in Verbal Association, solidified musical context at Partial Synthesis, and now they are ready to ...

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In my middle school general music classes, we are getting ready to delve into some unfamiliar tonalities. If your situation is anything like mine, we are still playing catch-up from three very unusual school years, and curriculum and instruction has been ...

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In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the theory behind Partial Synthesis, as well as how to teach using this level in tonal and rhythm Learning Sequence Activities. In this article, we will explore the various ways that ...

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And now, we come to the enigma of the Skill Learning Sequence, Partial Synthesis. Most people can wrap their heads around Aural/Oral and Verbal Association, the first two levels of the Skill Learning Sequence, because the words of their respective descriptors ...

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Interested in introducing your students to the tonalities in a gentle manner? Then singing bass lines with only two functions might be the way to go for you! Sometimes, the leaps associated with singing bass lines can be intimidating for new ...

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Here's a new tune that has emerged in recent years. It's called "Take a Little Walk." I included it in my book, MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De. You can hear the song in a recent Ukulele Play-along video for the ...

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