Discover the beauty of sequential instruction...
Are you interested in Gordon's Music Learning Theory, but are left with more questions than answers?
This new book gives music teachers a brass tacks explanation of MLT in easy to understand language. No PhD required!
The beauty of MLT is that musical skills - reading, writing, improvising, composing, generalization - are all logically organized and sequenced to provide readiness for each musical task.
And in this book, I show you many pathways through these sequences so that you can create a logical musical curriculum that works for you and your students.
Introducing "MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De"
Many teachers, who bought my student book, The Literate Musician, kept asking me to connect the dots and bring the book alive from a curriculum perspective. They asked:
And so, this book was born.
Click below for a walkthrough of the book....
The book is divided into 3 parts.
In Part I, I discuss the theory of Music Learning Theory.
In Part II, I discuss the two main practical applications of the theory: Learning Sequence Activities and Classroom Activities.
And finally, in Part III, I put it all together and offer you a sample curriculum using all of my materials which combines Learning Sequence Activities and Classroom Activities into 10 units based on the theory and practical applications of MLT. The units comprise all levels of discrimination learning and provide bridging opportunities to Generalization and Improvisation.
Bonus Section: Digital Appendix
In addition to the almost 300 pages of techniques to get your students hearing, speaking, thinking, reading and writing the language of music, this book also includes a 260 page Digital Appendix.
This invaluable resource contains:
Frequently Asked Questions
This book is available as an eBook, but is also available in print form from Amazon.com. Both options are listed on the purchase page.
You can start by perusing all of the free resources I have on my website. This page is a great place to start for teachers.
The first +/- 100 pages of this book are presented in my free eBook, How to Teach the Language of Music. MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De includes those 100 pages plus Part III, 177 pages of curriculum development and explanation.
Absolutely! I offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
Yes! Have you checked out the page, Out in the Field with MLT yet? You can also see lots of videos on my YouTube channel.
You don't need anything else, but some teachers (myself included!) also use the Teacher Slideshows for reading tonal patterns and rhythm patterns as a class.
In addition, although all of my songs are included in the book, I have a Digital Resource Pack that accompanies my song book, Fifty Tunes for Teaching that contains additional teaching resources.
ANDY MULLEN // Author
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, as well as certification from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML) in Elementary General Level 2 and Early Childhood 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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