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ERIC Number: EJ926873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Now Hear This: Using Recorded Models in the Instrumental Music Classroom
Chaffin, Charles R.
Teaching Music, v18 n5 p26-28 Feb 2011
Most teachers agree that a demonstration can be more effective than a verbal description. Math teachers model multiplication exercises, and physical education teachers model how to throw a ball. Likewise, music teachers model correct embouchure. Modeling can help students understand music concepts that are difficult to explain verbally, and visual or aural modeling addresses multiple learning styles. Recordings can be as effective as teacher models for music instruction. With sophisticated recording technology, MP3 files, YouTube, and SchoolTube, students and teachers have access to countless performances of a wide variety of repertoire, ensembles, and soloists, all demonstrating many of the same musical elements taught in instrumental music classrooms. Music students can hear accomplished performers playing works the students are learning. A recorded model can enhance verbal instruction. Recordings can also provide students the opportunity to analyze, describe, and evaluate both music and music performances, fulfilling National Standards 6 and 7. This article offers a few suggestions to make recorded models an effective resource.
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Language: English
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