MLT In Action - The Improving Musician



They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A video, then, must be worth at least 1500! 

Below are some examples of Music Learning Theory in action in a general music setting. 


Rote Song Procedure is an interesting way that MLT teachers present songs to students in a Whole-Part-Whole way.

Students first listen to the song as a whole. Then, the teacher asks them to isolate the parts - melody, macrobeats, microbeats, resting tone, bass line. Then, the song is performed together, and the students have a greater sense of the whole.  


Here are some videos on Pattern Instruction, the PART, of Whole-Part-Whole. 

Introduction to Pattern Instruction

Tonal Patterns

Rhythm Patterns

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Learn the language of music.

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Learn the tonalities with these short, catchy tunes. 

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Short songs in varied tonalities and meters with words to sing for your baby. 

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Vocal musings for listening and audiation purposes. 


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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.


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