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ERIC Number: EJ1103092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Sound Foundations: Organic Approaches to Learning Notation in Beginning Band
West, Chad
Music Educators Journal, v102 n4 p56-61 Jun 2016
By starting with a foundation of sound before sight, we can help our students learn notation organically in a way that honors the natural process. This article describes five organic approaches to learning notation in beginning band: (1) iconic notation, (2) point and play, (3) student lead-sheet, (4) modeling, and (5) kid dictation. While time-consuming, these approaches can lead to better ear-to-hand coordination, heightened musical sensitivity, and stronger fundamental playing skills.
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Language: English
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