76 episodes

Note Doctors is a podcast all about music theory and music theory pedagogy. Each episode features an interview with an innovative music theory instructor. The podcast is hosted by three university theory instructors: Paul Thomas, Jenn Weaver, and Ben Graf.

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    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings

Note Doctors is a podcast all about music theory and music theory pedagogy. Each episode features an interview with an innovative music theory instructor. The podcast is hosted by three university theory instructors: Paul Thomas, Jenn Weaver, and Ben Graf.

    Episode 76: Brian Jarvis - New ways of approaching form and timbre

    Episode 76: Brian Jarvis - New ways of approaching form and timbre

    Paul, Jenn, and Ben talk with Dr. Brian Jarvis, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Texas at El Paso, about his work in creating new and engaging ways to visually represent musical form and timbre, specifically his programs BriFormer and Auralayer.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 75: Favorite Christmas-themed music theory examples

    Episode 75: Favorite Christmas-themed music theory examples

    Paul, Ben, and Jenn celebrate the season (and being done with the semester) by sharing the Christmas songs they like to use as examples in the music theory or aural skills classroom. Songs include Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Greensleeves, and This Christmas.

    • 29 min
    Episode 74: Brent Auerbach - Reining in pitch and pitch-class motives

    Episode 74: Brent Auerbach - Reining in pitch and pitch-class motives

    We are back with our second episode produced in collaboration with the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy! Paul, Jenn, and Ben talk with Dr. Brent Auerbach, professor of music theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, about his upcoming JMTP article entitled "Reining in Pitch and Pitch-Class Motives: Restrictive Rules for Improving Analytic Outcomes in the Tonal Theory Classroom."

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 73: Jennifer Shafer England - Writing in the theory classroom

    Episode 73: Jennifer Shafer England - Writing in the theory classroom

    We are back with another episode produced in collaboration with the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy! Paul, Jenn, and Ben talk with Dr. Jennifer Shafer England, assistant professor at Montana State University, about her upcoming JMTP article entitled "One Bite at a Time: Writing in the Theory Classroom."

    • 53 min
    Episode 72: Remembering Dr. Gene Cho

    Episode 72: Remembering Dr. Gene Cho

    In this special episode, Paul, Jenn, and Ben remember the late Dr. Gene Cho. An Emeritus Regents Professor of Music Theory at the University of North Texas who impacted the lives of many music students over his more than four decades-long teaching career, Paul, Jenn, and Ben share their own memories and recount the numerous lessons they learned from Dr. Cho.

    • 35 min
    Episode 71: Catrina S. Kim - Teaching music theory ethically

    Episode 71: Catrina S. Kim - Teaching music theory ethically

    Paul, Jenn, and Ben talk with Dr. Catrina S. Kim, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at UMass Amherst, about how we can reframe university directives of antiracist and decolonized curricula in order to create a more holistic and ethical music theory pedagogy.

    We also want to note that in the conversation, the described learning outcomes from Jason Hooper’s Theory 1 class were drawn from or inspired by work by Jesse Stommel, Claire Hay, and Neil Postman.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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“University directives on anti racism and decolonizing the curricula”

If you are self-hating and want to destroy the musical tradition upon which the formal study of music theory is largely built (I.e. Western European), then this is the podcast for you.

However, if you approach Western European music in a spirit of interest and gratitude, then I suggest you get your music theory conversations elsewhere.

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