In this half hour lesson, Mr. Mullen teaches a Whole Part Whole lesson based on the principles of MLT.
Students first experience a song as a whole. Then, students are taught Division patterns in Duple meter. Then, students experience the patterns in a real-life musical situation as they play on bucket drums!
Students are introduced to Mixolydian tonality using the beloved Stretchy Band.
Students warm up using various tonalities.
Students are acculturated in Minor tonality and Triple meter using the parachute.
Students are acculturated in Phrygian tonality and unusual meter in a Chorus rehearsal.
In these two videos, Mr. Mullen teaches tonal patterns and rhythm patterns to his students.
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.
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