Informal and aural learning.
We as musicians are learning and operating informally all the time, so why don’t we teach students this way and encourage them to learn informally as well? Lucy Green’s 2008 study on informal learning highlight’s her use of aural learning where she asks students to listen to a classical song and copy it. I am…
A multifaceted music education
After reading Tracy Heavner’s paper on Comprehensive musicianship, I was shocked to learn that some schools don’t value the teaching of music history, music theory and pedagogy within the music course. I don’t know where I would be without knowing the history of the commercialisation of Cuban music and the origins of New Orleans Jazz.…
A pluralist approach to music education (continued).
My experience as a learner within music education was somewhat similar to David Robertsons. Western art music was always favoured if you were a beginner piano player in the early 2000’s. Of course classical music has its place in music for me. Classical piano is what made me first interested in the instrument. But as…
The hierarchy of musical genres? No such thing.
I have recently become more aware of the term “pluralism” specifically in music education. Why do we avoid teaching styles of music due to our own dislikes? or just wanting to teach what is comfortable and what some people consider “appropriate”? Dr. Robert Davidson spoke to the ABC radio: ‘I think back when I was…
Discovering without restrictions: The Creative Musical Movement.
How important is it to let students and individuals learn music without boundaries? Extremely important. When looking at Brian Dennis’s work at an experimental school, I often wonder how I would’ve turned out if I was in that class environment. The use of improvisation and composition is far different to what we experience in music…
How to Play Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”
Drum Tutorial Video Bass Guitar Tutorial Bass Tab: Bad Guy Piano Tutorial DAW Screen Recording
Our final project: The Digitally-Infused Project.
I was able to collaborate with some really motivated and creative people: Breanne, Nick and Georgina and we created a cool project for stage 5 music students. Check it out: https://breannegreer08.wixsite.com/echinfusedprojct We wanted to create a project based learning website that will guide students to learning, performing and recording a song, something I did a…
My Original Composition and it’s end product.
If I had to choose a single moment from the past 10 weeks that has made me feel the most inspired, it would be the moment that I had my original composition played by professional musicians and have them play it perfectly. I have never experienced anything or submitted an assessment like this before, I…
What is a digitally infused project?
It’s finally coming to an end. My final task is to create a digitally infused project for music students. What is it? How do I create something that’s both engaging and original? Following Kuhn and Hein’s method, my goal is to create something that students can learn through by DOING and by creating something specific…
Beat making and Grooving with pizza
It’s really encouraging to discover so many new composition and music making websites through this extension unit. I was introduced to “Groove Pizza” and Ableton “Playground” where I was able to create beats and melodies with just a click of a button. You are learning about the concepts of music without even realising. These new…