47 episodes

This is a music education podcast that discusses Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.

Everyday Musicality Heather Nelson Shouldice

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

This is a music education podcast that discusses Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.

    E01.45: Rhythm Verbal Association Skills

    E01.45: Rhythm Verbal Association Skills

    In this episode, I focus on rhythm skills learned at the Verbal Association level of the Skill Learning Sequence.  Mentioned in this episode… E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/05/12/e01-09-intro-to-skill-learning-sequence-2/) E01.35: Rhythm Aural/Oral Skills (https://everydaymusicality.com/2021/10/19/e01-35-rhythm-aural-oral-skills/) 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) […]

    • 34 min
    E01.44: Rhythm Pattern Function

    E01.44: Rhythm Pattern Function

    Mentioned in this episode… E01.43 “Tonal Verbal Association Skills (https://everydaymusicality.com/2022/04/12/e01-43-tonal-verbal-association-skills/) Learning Sequences in Music (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/learning-sequences-in-music-2012-edition-book-g2345) E01.07 “Menu of Meters” (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/04/14/e01-07-menu-of-meters/) E01.42 “Choosing a Tonal Solfege or Rhythm Syllables System” (https://everydaymusicality.com/2022/03/08/e01-42choosing-a-tonal-solfege-or-rhythm-syllable-system/) Info on rhythm (https://giml.org/mlt/lsa-rhythmcontent/) GIML 2022 Professional Development Levels Courses (https://giml.org/summer2022/) GIML 2022 Online Intro Courses (https://giml.org/online-workshops/summer-workshops/)

    • 24 min
    E01.43: Tonal Verbal Association Skills

    E01.43: Tonal Verbal Association Skills

    In this episode, I focus on tonal skills learned at the Verbal Association level of the Skill Learning Sequence.  Mentioned in this episode: E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/05/12/e01-09-intro-to-skill-learning-sequence-2/) E01.30: Overview of my book (https://everydaymusicality.com/2021/08/10/e01-30-exciting-news/) E01.05: Whole-Part-Whole Learning (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/03/17/e01-05-whole-part-whole-learning-context-content/) Reference Handbook for Using Learning Sequence Activities (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/reference-handbook-for-using-learning-sequence-activities-book-gj131) Tonal Register Book 1 (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/jump-right-in-tonal-register-book-1-book-gj127) Rhythm Register […]

    • 34 min
    E01.42: Choosing a Tonal Solfege or Rhythm Syllable System

    E01.42: Choosing a Tonal Solfege or Rhythm Syllable System

    In this episode, I talk about choosing a tonal solfege or rhythm syllable system to use in MLT-based instruction. Mentioned in this episode: Episode 3 on Sequential Learning (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/02/18/e01-03-what-is-sequential-music-learning/) Gerhardstein dissertation (https://everydaymusicality.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/gerhardstein-diss-gordon-2001.pdf) Episode 7 “Menu of Meters” (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/04/14/e01-07-menu-of-meters/) Taking a Reasonable and Honest Look at Tonal Solfege and Rhythm Solfege (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/taking-a-reasonable-and-honest-look-at-tonal-solfege-and-rhythm-solfege-book-g7452) Discovering Music From the […]

    • 35 min
    E01.41: Intro to Verbal Association

    E01.41: Intro to Verbal Association

    In this episode, I give an overview of the second level of learning in the skill learning sequence: Verbal Association. Mentioned in this episode… Episode 3 on Sequential Learning (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/02/18/e01-03-what-is-sequential-music-learning/) Episode 9 on Skill Learning Sequence (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/05/12/e01-09-intro-to-skill-learning-sequence-2/) Episode 33 on Aural/Oral Learning (https://everydaymusicality.com/2021/09/21/e01-33-intro-to-aural-oral/) Episode 34 on Aural/Oral Tonal Skills (https://everydaymusicality.com/2021/10/05/e01-34-tonal-aural-oral-skills/) Episode 35 on Aural/Oral Rhythm […]

    • 13 min
    E01.40: Aid for Aeolian

    E01.40: Aid for Aeolian

    In this episode, we focus on building audiation in Aeolian tonality. Mentioned in this episode… “Taste of Tonalities” episode (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/03/31/e01-06-taste-of-tonalities/) Mixolydian episode (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/09/15/e01-12-mixolydian-meanderings/) Dorian episode (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/11/24/e01-17-dabbling-in-dorian/) Phrygian episode (https://everydaymusicality.com/2021/05/18/e01-28-fiddling-with-phrygian/) Lydian episode (https://everydaymusicality.com/2021/09/10/e01-32-leaping-into-lydian/) Music Play (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/music-play-book-gj236) Skill Learning Sequence episode (https://everydaymusicality.com/2020/05/12/e01-09-intro-to-skill-learning-sequence-2/) “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70_3ho_j0yk) “Beat It” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0) “Jolene” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixrje2rXLMA) Crowd-sourced list of songs in varied […]

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Nancy at the Piano ,

So helpful for MLT learners

These episodes cover a wide variety of MLT topics for teachers, including background theory, specific practical activities to try, and even help acculturating yourself to different tonalities and meters. So much helpful content. Thank you Heather!

Katyemama ,

Worth listening again and again!

If you are wanting to learn more about MLT and how to put it into practice, or just looking for new ideas, this podcast is one to keep coming back to! I love how Dr Shouldice goes through concepts step by step, demonstrating how students learn. It is much easier to understand and put into practice than it would be if it was simply an explanation of ideas. I’ve already started implementing much of what I’ve learned in my classroom and private lessons with great results. The kids love it and I feel like I’m less worried about keeping the students engaged and my lessons flow much more smoothly.

ruybee ,

Approachable and Engaging

This is such a great podcast. I recommend it for all who wish to learn more about Music Learning Theory (MLT) in an approachable and engaging way. Dr. Shouldice breaks down topics in ways that serve as wonderful jumping off points for the listeners.

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