Early Childhood Music

Chuka Chuka Wawa

Digital Album

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Chucka Chucka Wawa

CD

This album is a unique listening experience for young children. There are ten songs which are in varying tonalities and meters. According to the musical aptitude research of Dr. Edwin Gordon, variety in tonality and meter are very important in developing a child's musical listening vocabulary.


Instead of using language, these songs use syllables chosen from the 44 phonemes (sounds, such as K, CH, AW, etc.) of the English language. This deliberate choice focuses children's attention on music, rather than words.

$8.00

Everyday Songs With Words

Everyday Songs With Words

Digital Album

Research in music learning tells us that the more tonalities and meters a young baby hears, the better he is able to understand and perform music when he is grown. This album contains 10 songs and 5 chants in varied tonalities and meters for you to play for and sing for your baby. 

A bonus e-Book includes an explanation of the research, as well as music notation for the songs, including Chord Symbols should you wish to play along.

$8.00

Musicianship

Musicianship Level 1

Musicianship Level 1 CD

Digital Album

Learn the language of music (Rhythm, Melody, Harmony) with these sequentially organized audiation lessons.


$10.00

Etunes, Vol. 1

Etunes, Vol. 1

Digital Album 

8 repetitive songs in all tonalities. Use these tunes to get the pitches and harmonic functions of each tonality into your audiation. 

Throughout each song, tonal musical elements (melody or bass line) will disappear. Try to sing the missing element.


$7.00

Document Center

Tonality Cheat Sheet

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Explore each tonality, including the Tonal Sequence, essential harmonic functions and a "Go To" tune. 4 pages


$2.11

Pattern Packet #1

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Includes the following pattern sheets, with and without solfege: 

  • Major, Minor - I/V Harmonic Patterns
  • Duple Meter - Macro/Micro/Division - 2/4, 4/4, 2/2 
  • Triple Meter - Macro/Micro/Division - 3/4, 6/8, 3/4
  • Major, Minor - Melodic Patterns

31 pages

$5.00

Reading Music - Teacher Bundle 1

Power Point Slideshows

Includes the following pattern slideshows: 

  • Do, Re, Mi and Ti in the following keys: F and G
  • Duple and Triple - Macro/Micro/Division in 2/4, 4/4, 6/8 and 3/4
  • Combining Melody and Rhythm


30 slideshows

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How to Learn The Language of Music

eBook

Teaches the aural foundation of audiation. For students. 

  • Tonal: Major, Minor - I/V, and melodic patterns
  • Rhythm: Duple and Triple - Macro/Micro/Division
  • Links to free YouTube lessons

40 pages

Free!

A Beginner’s Guide to Gordon’s Music Learning Theory: How To “Jump Right In” to Teaching Musical Understanding 1

A Beginner's Guide To Gordon's Music Learning Theory

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A consolidated version of the blog post of the same name. 

16 pages

$2.11

Reading Sheet 1a

Reading Sheet 1a

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Combining Tonal Patterns and Rhythm Patterns in "Real" Music. 

  • Time Signatures: 2/4 and 6/8
  • Rhythm: Duple and Triple - Macro/Microbeats
  • Keys: F and G. Starts and ends on "Do"

3 pages

$2.11

Backing Tracks

One Chord Romps

One Chord Romps

mp3 Backing Tracks 

These backing tracks in the folk style are ideal for practicing scales, arpeggios, licks, and more! Focus on one key and chord at a time. 


Practice in 8 keys (C, D, E, F, G, A, B and Bb) and 6 tempos (60, 72, 84, 100, 112, 120). 

$5.00

3 Chord Romps

3 Chord Romps

mp3 Backing Tracks

These backing tracks in the folk style are ideal for practicing scales, arpeggios, licks, and more! Focus on one key at a time. 


Practice in 8 keys (C, D, E, F, G, A, B and Bb) and 6 tempos (60, 72, 84, 100, 112, 120). 

$5.00