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Music and People Smart – Interpersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence, and Music and Intra-Personal Intelligence. What good is math and spelling if the children cannot

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Music and Self-Smart – Intrapersonal Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. This post follows on from a description of Music and Emotional Intelligence. Know thyself so that you can be yourself. The final aim is to be. –

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Music and Emotional Intelligence

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-listed multiple intelligences. My previous posts discussed  Music and the Body, Music and Nature, Music and Words, Music and Numbers, and Music and Pictures. In 2009 a report from the

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Music and Pictures

This series of posts explores connections between music and other Gardner-type multiple intelligences. My previous posts introduced Music and Multiple Intelligence; Music and the Body, Music and Nature, Music and Words, and Music and Numbers. Roger Ulrich was involved with

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Posted in art, Multiple Intelligence, Music Education, pictures, prep, primary

Music in Modern China

In 2012 it was estimated that approximately 36 million Chinese children studied piano. Compare this to 6 million in the USA. Another 50 million study violin. These figures – and much of the content below were obtained from a journal article of the same

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Music in Ancient China

In ancient times, the Chinese regarded music as an image of the universe. As the 3rdC B.C writer Lu Pu-We said “Music expresses the accord of Heaven and Earth and produces the harmony between men and spirits”.  The objective of

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Pythagoras and Music Pt. 2

Continued from Pythagoras and Music Pt. 1 Pythagoras saw ratios and numerical connections everywhere, and it was a connection between simple ratios and harmonic sounds that particularly excited him. This was possibly the primary reason that from his time the

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Pythagoras and Music Pt. 1

The genesis of mathematical/musical connection is often attributed to Pythagoras born 570BC, a scientist-mystical polymath and possibly the first Greek to be given the title ‘philosopher’. He was one of the greatest thinkers of ideas and believed in the mystical

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Music Education in Ancient Greece: Pt 2

 Following on from Music Education in Ancient Greece: Part 1. So what happened to this glorious status of music, worthy of the quadrivium club and central for an individual’s internal balance and wellbeing? Rome! When Rome defeated Greece the importance of

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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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