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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February 23, 2021 30 min
In this episode, I have a conversation with GIML faculty member and current GIML president, Dr. Cynthia Crump Taggart. Mentioned in the this episode: Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) March 13 GIML online event with Alison Reynolds and Wendy Valerio (https://www.facebook.com/TheGIML/photos/a.1962694140719750/2865162813806207/) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation (http:/...
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February 9, 2021 29 min
In this episode, we continue our musicianship skill-building and REALLY get into improvisation! Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation (http://www.giamusic.com/products/dmti_books.cfm) Jump Right In: The General Music Series (https://www.giamusic.com/store/search?elSearchTerm=jump+right+in+grade+3) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml...
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January 26, 2021 25 min
In this episode, we experience some musicianship skill-building (including learning a tune by rote, chord roots by rote, and tonal/rhythm patterns), which will get us into improvisation!  Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation (http://www.giamusic.com/products/dmti_books.cfm) Episode 9 on Skill Learning Sequence (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/05/12/e01-09-i...
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January 12, 2021 13 min
In this episode, I talk about the importance of improvisation and developing the readiness to be a successful improvisor.  Mentioned in this Episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML — www.giml.org) “Research to Real Life” summary of Guilbault study (https://everydaymusicality.com/2019/01/22/the-effects-of-harmonic-accompaniment-on-the-tonal-improvisations-of-students-in-first-through-si...
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December 8, 2020 5 min
In this episode, I… do nothing? Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com)
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November 24, 2020 42 min
In this episode, I focus on building audiation in Dorian tonality.  Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Music Play 2 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-2-bundle-print-gj383) Contact Beth Bolton to purchase her self-published materials (bolton.beth@gmail.com) “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNFzfwLM72c) “Yorktown” from Hamilton (https://www.youtube.c...
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November 10, 2020 58 min
In this episode, I have a conversation with GIML faculty member and Professor of Music Education, Dr. Alison Reynolds. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Music Play (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-book-gj236) Music Play 2 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-2-bundle-print-gj383) Hornbach, C. M. (2007). The use of silence in eliciting student responses in early childhoo...
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October 27, 2020 24 min
In this episode, I share some ideas for providing students with informal music guidance experiences. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Music Play (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-book-gj236) Music Play 2 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-2-bundle-print-gj383) Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-learning-...
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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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