Monthly Archives: August 2014

Music education in Ancient Greece Pt 1

  My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence. Given that my last post on Music and Mathematics caused some discussion, I’ll give the background to my thoughts, beginning with a simple summary of music education in Ancient Greece.   The Ancient

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Posted in ancient greece education, classical greece, math, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, numbers, prep, primary

Music and Numbers

My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence; Music and the Body, Music and Nature, and Music and Words. It is often said that music and mathematics are related. Essentially though, music and mathematics are poles apart. Mathematics is about

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Music and Word Smart

My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence, Music and the Body, and Music and Nature. Humans sing to express emotional meaning beyond mere words. Because of this emotional connection, when words are combined with music they are easier to

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Posted in Literacy, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, prep, primary

Music and Nature

My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence, and Music and the Body.   Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein  The essential lesson of nature is that everything is connected. Immersing oneself

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American Music Teacher review for ‘Learning Strategies’

I am pleased to share another excellent book review for ‘Learning Strategies for Musical Success’. Dr  Scott Donald (piano faculty, University of Texas), writing in American Music Teacher Magazine (June/July 2014) says: This book really does deliver. A great resource on

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Music and the body

My previous post introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence.   Movement as a nonverbal response has always been music’s natural partner. The best way to incorporate this is to dance. In addition to the enjoyment factor the wide-ranging benefits of physical

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Linking Music with Other Learning Areas

What’s in greatest demand today is not analysis but synthesis—seeing the big picture, crossing boundaries, and being able to combine disparate pieces into an arresting new whole. —Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us Life is

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