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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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E01.01: What Is Audiation?

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 […]

21 Jan 2020

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E01.02: What Is Music Aptitude?

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. […]

4 Feb 2020

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E01.03: What Is Sequential Music Learning?

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/) Navigating Music Learning Theory: A Guide for General Music Teachers […]

18 Feb 2020

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E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence

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) The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/ways-children-learn-music-book-g5480)

12 May 2020

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E01.08: Basics of Pattern Instruction

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/15lCZ5r7jTom5nKSbFEkD5ZErzGz0eB0mQ_uhc49exvo/edit?usp=sharing) GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com) The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine […]

28 Apr 2020

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E01.07: Menu of Meters

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/store/resource/learning-sequences-in-music-2012-edition-book-g2345) Rhythm: Contrasting the Implications of Audiation and Notation […]

14 Apr 2020

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E01.06: Taste of Tonalities!

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.giamusic.com/store/resource/ways-children-learn-music-book-g5480) Gordon’s Quick and Easy Introductions for only $.01! (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/quick-and-easy-introductions-book-g8418) Music Play by […]

31 Mar 2020

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E01.05: “Whole-Part-Whole” Learning: Context & Content

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 […]

17 Mar 2020

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E01.04: Common Misconceptions About MLT

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’ beliefs about composition (https://everydaymusicality.com/2019/03/06/teachers-beliefs-regarding-composition-in-elementary-general-music-shouldice-2014/) “Research to Real Life” […]

3 Mar 2020

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E01.00: Pilot Episode!

In today’s pilot episode, we’ll hear a brief introduction to this podcast and set the stage for what’s to come!

7 Jan 2020

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