In the Learning Music Learning Theory Learning Theory, we established a foundation of knowledge - The First Five - that will assist us in our understanding of MLT. As a reminder, the First Five were:1. Audiation as the foundation of ...

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Many teachers are often intrigued by Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, but, when put to the task of trying to implement it in their classrooms in a meaningful way, are bereft of any concrete tangible way to start. Picking up the mammoth ...

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When you feel like you are ready to begin to teach your students musical patterns a la MLT, it is important to make a distinction pattern teaching and the rest of your curriculum.Gordon calls the pattern teaching portion of the ...

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One of the tenets of Music Learning Theory is the concept of Whole-Part-Whole instruction in curriculum development. Gordon argued that efficient learning takes place in a Whole-Part-Whole manner. WholeThe big picture or the context is explained or presented to the learner.PartIndividual ...

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“My best recommendation to music teachers of the next century is to improvise, improvise, improvise! Get rid of notation. Learn from music learning theory to teach children to make music without the aid of notation or music theory. Follow religiously ...

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Sometimes teachers who are interested in MLT get bogged down in the details, get intimidated by the terminology, or just plumb don’t get it. The goal of MLT is to teach students to audiate music. That is, we want our students ...

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Many music teachers hear of Music Learning Theory (or, “The Gordon Method” or "MLT") in their undergraduate or graduate music education classes, but more often than not, they are left confounded with how to teach that way. Gordon is just ...

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