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.

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October 14, 2021 16 min
There have been a LOT of new listeners in the past few weeks so in the next few off-weeks, I’ll be re-airing some old episodes. These will cover key concepts for those new to MLT!
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In this episode, we focus on tonal skills learned at the Aural/Oral level of the Skill Learning Sequence.  Mentioned in this episode… GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) “Weaving It All Together: A Practical Guide to Applying Gordon’s Music Learning Theory in the Elementary General Music Program” (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/weaving-it-all-together-book-g10575) “Q & A for MLT: General Music Perspectives on Music […]
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September 29, 2021 17 min
There have been a LOT of new listeners in the past few weeks so in the next few off-weeks, I’ll be re-airing some old episodes. These will cover key concepts for those new to MLT!
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September 21, 2021 9 min
In this episode, I give an overview of the first level of learning in the skill learning sequence: Aural/Oral. Mentioned in this episode: E01.03: What Is Sequential Music Learning? E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence E01.13: Formal Instruction vs. Informal Guidance E01.14: Preparatory Audiation E01.15: Informal Guidance Ideas
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September 14, 2021 16 min
There have been a LOT of new listeners in the past few weeks so in the next few off-weeks, I’ll be re-airing some old episodes. These will cover key concepts for those new to MLT!
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September 10, 2021 36 min
In this episode, we focus on building audiation in Lydian tonality.  Mentioned in this episode: Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) “Q & A for MLT: General Music Perspectives on Music Learning Theory” (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/qa-for-mlt-book-g10496) “Weaving It All Together: A Practical Guide to Applying Gordon’s Music Learning Theory in the Elementary General M...
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In this episode, I have a conversation with TWO special guests–Jill Reese and Jennifer Bailey–and share some more exciting news! Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) “Weaving It All Together: A Practical Guide to Applying Gordon’s Music Learning Theory in the Elementary General Music Program” (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/weaving-it-all-together-book-g10575) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (...
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August 10, 2021 25 min
In this episode, I share some exciting news: MY BOOK IS OUT! Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) “Weaving It All Together: A Practical Guide to Applying Gordon’s Music Learning Theory in the Elementary General Music Program” (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/weaving-it-all-together-book-g10575) First in mini-series of episodes on core tenets of MLT: E01.01 (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/01/21...
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June 8, 2021 45 min
In this episode, I answer listener questions! Mentioned in this episode: E01.16: Chatting with Alison Reynolds Hornbach, C. M. (2007). The use of silence in eliciting student responses in early childhood music classes. In K. Smithrim & R. Upitis (Eds.), Listen to their voices: Research and practice in early childhood music (pp. 228-248). Canadian Music […]
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May 18, 2021 31 min
In this episode, we focus on building audiation in Phrygian tonality. Mentioned in this episode: Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreon.com/everydaymusicality) 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). “Run It” by Chris Brown (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6QGe-pXgdI) WARNING: EXPLIC...
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May 4, 2021 22 min
In this episode, I give an overview of Learning Sequence Activities or LSAs—what are they and how can we use them? Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) Current GIML “For Your Audiation” newsletter (https://giml.org/for-your-audiation-may-2021/) Reference Handbook for Using Music Learning Theory (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/reference-handbook-fo...
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April 20, 2021 26 min
In this episode, I talk about how to individualize instruction on the basis of your students’ tonal and rhythm aptitudes so that they are appropriately challenged and experiencing success. Mentioned in this episode: GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) CA-GIML event on April 24 (https://giml.org/california-giml-chapter-share/#more-3392) Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreo...
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In this episode, I talk about music aptitude tests and how they are useful in providing differentiated instruction in music. Mentioned in this episode: Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreon.com/everydaymusicality) PMMA—Primary Measures of Music Audiation (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/primary-measures-of-music-audiation-kgrade-3-complete-kit-pmma-instrumentaccessory-g2242k) IMMA—Intermediate Measures of Music Au...
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In this episode, I kick off a mini-series on music aptitude by discussing the two stages of music aptitude and how they are related to brain development. Mentioned in this episode: Become a supporter of the podcast! (www.patreon.com/everydaymusicality) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org) Introduction to the Research and Psychology of Music […]
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March 9, 2021 17 min
In this episode, I share the story of my own journey discovering and using MLT over the past 20 years. Mentioned in this episode: Keys to Music Learning podcast (https://www.musiclearningacademy.com/keystomusiclearning) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) 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.1962694140719750/28...
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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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