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Remaining Concept Based During Concert Season

There is a tendency among music educators to push concepts aside as concerts approach. This happens because of a perceived dichotomy between teaching concepts and preparing repertoire for performance. 1,211 more words

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Can rhythms be fast?

Tempo is a deceptively tricky musical concept. On the face of it, it seems straight forward enough. Tempo is measured as the number of beats occurring in one minute given a steady rate, and that beat can be equal to any note duration, such as eighth, quarter, half, or whole note. 938 more words

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Three Ingredients for Good Classroom Management

For whatever reason, I have noticed over the years that art and music teachers seem to get more than their fair share of misbehavior in their classes. 1,325 more words

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Learning Objectives and Essential Questions

If you are a pubic school music educator, then you are accustomed to writing and posting instructional objectives for your students. In my district, student learning objectives must be posted on the front board at all times so that anyone observing the class can easily see what you are expecting the students to know and be able to do, and so that the students always have their objective right in front of them. 1,077 more words

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What Are Ways Students Can Respond to Music?

With the National Core Arts Standards now in their third year, music educators have grown accustomed to thinking of music education in terms of four artistic processes: creating, performing, responding, and connecting. 1,165 more words

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Musical Literacy and Inclusion

On September 15-16, 2017 I attended “Tanglewood Conversation” at Boston University. It was a meeting of music educators from within the Boston University music education community to discuss issues of importance to music education in 2017 and to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Tanglewood Symposium held in 1967. 1,246 more words

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Toccata Blocks: A Tool To Help Teach Rhythm

No matter what method you use to teach music, be it Kodaly, Orff, or any other, when it comes to music reading there are certain aspects of our music notational system that are counter-intuitive and confusing to students who are just beginning. 999 more words

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