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
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) […]
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/)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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.