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Getting Beyond the Associative Property of Music

Music is a highly associative experience. I’m always interested in what is going on the the minds f my students as they listen to music, particularly classical music. 762 more words

Music Education

A Song for Hoops

I like to have children using large motor movements when exploring pitch and so I wrote a song called “Merry-Go-Round” which I use with hoops.  You can also use this tune with the parachute or a scrunchie if you’re looking at group activities or use scarves or flags if you want the children to work independently. 168 more words

Children's Music

Musical elements

One of the most magical pieces of elemental music I have heard is the air escaping from Arctic glacial ice as it was melted by the sun. 781 more words

The Elements

Grade 3 Yellow - PItch/Dynamics/Tempo

When I was revising the concept of pitch, I realize my students have mixed up the words to describe it. For example using loud and soft to describe pitch. 267 more words


More on the elements

Here are some videos that, while a little dated, you may find help if you are struggling with understanding the elements of music.  View as you like.   230 more words

Active Listening versus Passive Listening. Musical Elements


Active Listening is how best to begin the study of elements that make up the music.

Playlist for rhythm examples:

Rhythm, Beat, Tempo and Riff… 93 more words