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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, 18 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.

    E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence

    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)

    E01.08: Basics of Pattern Instruction

    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 […]

    E01.07: Menu of Meters

    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 […]

    E01.06: Taste of Tonalities!

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

    E01.04: Common Misconceptions About MLT

    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” […]

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

jbeesd ,

Brava!!

I just binged all the episodes and it was awesome! Bravo Heather for putting MLT into bite sized pieces and thank you for the “booster shot”!

amoonmullen ,

So la so fa mi GO!

So happy that this is happening. Heather is EVERYONE’S go to MLT guru. She has the ability to make these weighty concepts easy to grasp and FUN! Can’t wait for more.

Lady Bababaaaaa ,

YAS

Thrilled to have an MLT focused podcast and Heather is the perfect person to host it!!!! If you are a music teacher, any kind of music teacher, you should subscribe and listen!!!

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