Everyday Musicality

Everyday Musicality

This is a music education podcast that discusses Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.... Show More

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October 13, 2020 19 min
In this episode, I give an overview of Gordon’s theory of preparatory audiation. Mentioned in this episode: GIML Online Workshop on 10/18/20 (https://www.facebook.com/TheGIML/photos/a.1962694140719750/2763090844013405/) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Music Play 2 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-2-bundle-print-gj383) Music Play (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-book-gj236) Music Learning Th...
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In this episode, I focus on the differences between formal instruction and informal guidance.  Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Music Play 2 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-2-bundle-print-gj383) Music Play (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-book-gj236)
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September 15, 2020 37 min
In this episode, I focus on building audiation in Mixolydian tonality.  Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Tonalities handout (https://everydaymusicality.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/shouldice-tonalities-session-handout.pdf) “Uptight” by Stevie Wonder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDbyOLzEyfk) “No Rain” by Blind Melon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjN4dMvC0Gs) “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga (h...
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September 1, 2020 26 min
In this episode, I share an overview of available MLT-related resources. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Learning Sequences in Music (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/learning-sequences-in-music-2012-edition-book-g2345) Learning Sequences in Music lecture CDs (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/learning-sequences-in-music-lecture-cds-8cd-set-recording-g2345cd) The Ways Children Learn Music...
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June 9, 2020 20 min
In this episode, I reflect a bit about recent events and share some thoughts on what we can do as music educators and MLT practitioners. Mentioned in this episode: Summary of study on race and teachers’ perceptions of student misbehavior (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/06/03/race-and-perceptions-of-student-misbehavior/) Study on race and principals’ perceptions of student misbehavior (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.11...
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In this episode, I give an overview of Gordon’s Skill Learning Sequence framework. Mentioned in this episode: Skill Learning Sequence chart (https://everydaymusicality.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/sls-chart.pdf) Gordon’s “Quick and Easy Introductions” for only $.01! (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/quick-and-easy-introductions-book-g8418) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) ...
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April 28, 2020 25 min
In this episode, we talk about the basics of pattern instruction: what it is, why it’s helpful, and how to get started. Mentioned in this episode: Crowd-sourced List of Recorded Music in Various Tonalities (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c1j-28tVhi4AJ0odjB09ByPIJ9e4SdmPzVTiNRdCxKk/edit?usp=sharing) Crowd-sourced List of Recorded Music in Various Meters (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15lCZ5r7jTom5nKSbFEkD5ZErzG...
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April 14, 2020 40 min
In this episode, we discuss rhythmic context, or meter, and run through an overview of a variety of meters. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/ways-children-learn-music-book-g5480) “Niska Banja” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_0HNGaXZ0) Learning Sequences in Music by Edwin E. Gordon (https://www.giamusic.com/...
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March 31, 2020 37 min
In this episode, we talk about tonal context and run through an overview of a variety of tonalities. Mentioned in this episode: GIML Webinar: Saturday, April 4, 9am-noon Eastern time. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-bang-for-your-buck-tickets-98711937061?fbclid=IwAR09lV-6FQVFTCLMCA6Jo4n_hj9nc7GVWyPMHnV6iE-K9KDHhgXSgfzEcvI) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine (https://www.giamus...
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In this episode, we discuss the “whole-part-whole” learning process in MLT, including the difference between context and content. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/ways-children-learn-music-book-g5480) If you would like to enter to win a copy of “The Ways Children Learn Music” by Eric Bluestine, share your […]
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In this episode, we look at some common misconceptions about MLT. Mentioned In This Episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Navigating Music Learning Theory: A Guide for General Music Teachers by Dr. Jill Reese (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/applying-music-learning-theory-in-elementary-general-music-book-g9691) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) Summary of my study on elementary music teachers’ belief...
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February 18, 2020 16 min
In this episode, we examine the third of three core tenets of MLT: Sequential Music Learning. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Learning Sequences in Music by Edwin E. Gordon (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/learning-sequences-in-music-2012-edition-book-g2345) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) Overview of Gordon’s skill learning sequence (https://giml.org/mlt/lsa-sls/) Navigatin...
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February 4, 2020 17 min
In this episode, we examine the second of three core tenets of MLT: Music Aptitude. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications Learning Sequences in Music by Edwin E. Gordon Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML) Guerrini, S. C. (2005). An investigation of the association between the music aptitude of elementary students and their biological parents. […]
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January 21, 2020 16 min
In this episode, we examine the first of three core tenets of MLT: Audiation! Mentioned in this episode: Jump Right In: The Music Curriculum for elementary general music  Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series for beginning band, string, and recorder instruction Music Moves for Piano Gordon Institute for Music Learning GIA Publications Learning Sequences in […]
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January 7, 2020 5 min
In today’s pilot episode, we’ll hear a brief introduction to this podcast and set the stage for what’s to come!
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“Everyday Musicality” is a podcast for music educators that discusses Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.
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