How do fluent music readers begin to understand the complex process of integrating the ear, the eye and the hand to interpret the language of music? Richard Chronister started at the first lesson to build a foundation to accomplish just that. He pared the process down to the least common denominator of reading pitch notation so that it seems ridiculously simple. "Just start at the very beginning. . ."
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PRACTICE MINUTES OR PRACTICE MINUS? Featured
All around this country, we have seen a lack of interest in funding music and the arts. One of the worst offenses that I have notices is having to make a choice between "Physical Education" and "Music Education". As both are important in the development of students creative minds and physical training, both should be core curriculum. One organization that has been battling this crisis for decades on a national level is "Music in Schools Today" http://mustcreate.org/index.html As other local communities have started organizations to petition for more funding for the arts, I have yet to see this for my area: Portland, Maine. I have also talked with educator from across the country that this is happening in thier area as well. Some local communities are addressing this problem, but too manmy are not I would love to hear your comments, suggestions and solutions, Your feed back would be greatly appreciated.
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Six "brain targets", as identified in brain research by Dr. Mariale Hardiman and Dr. Charles Limb at Johns Hopkins, can be employed by teachers to inspire more joyous learning that has longer staying power. I'm "brain-storming" some ways that music teachers can take aim at these research-based brain targets in order to increase our effectiveness?