Middle Child - a Round in Lydian

Middle Child – a Round in Lydian

By Andy Mullen 

MLT, Practical Applications, Tunes for Teaching

A few years ago, while attending a GIML Professional Development Level Workshop (PDLC), we were tasked with composing a song in Lydian tonality. Always up for a challenge, I tried my hand at writing a round in this unfamiliar tonality. It turned out to be pretty good! 

I finally got around to making a video of me performing all 3 parts. Here it is (including a surprise visit from my nosey cat, Edie): 

You can see the notation in this Sibelius-generated video I made a while back: 

It is available both in my PDF book, Modal Rounds for Choir and in my book Fifty Tunes for Teaching.

Fifty Tunes for Teaching

Check out this book which contains 50 new songs with and without words for use in the general music class. Sequenced according to Gordon's Music Learning Theory. 

About the author Andy Mullen

Andy Mullen is a teacher, folk musician, multi-instrumentalist, recovering singer-songwriter, and lifelong learner. He has taught all levels of students in a number of subjects, and is currently a middle school general music and choir teacher in Burlington, Massachusetts. Mr Mullen holds Masters degrees in Music Education and School Administration, and serves on the faculty for the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML) in Elementary General Music. He is the author of "MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De," "The Literate Musician" and "Fifty Tunes for Teaching," and the composer of the children's album, "Chucka Chucka Wawa."

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