Monthly Archives: September 2010

Beat Box Rhythms

Today in General Music Methods (K-12 practicum) we did a really neat exercise for teaching rhythms. The teacher passed out a sheet of paper (we kept it upside down for the moment) on which were printed sixteen boxes in four … Continue reading

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Wind Tech 9.13.10

Today in my wind techniques class we played our instruments together for the first time. For those of you who don’t know, music education majors have to take techniques and pedagogy classes for all the instruments, so we know how … Continue reading

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Pitch Differentiation in the classroom.

Today in my General Music Methods (K-12 practicum) we are discussion how to teach differentiation of pitch to young children. When children are young, movement to emphasize the differences in pitch (higher to lower, etc.) rather than simply listening alone. … Continue reading

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