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ArtsJournal – Making The Case For Music Education – It's Not All ...

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“Backers of music education have responded to that pressure by pointing to the academic benefits of learning music, like better grades and improved attendance. But now, some advocates say that rhetoric is missing the point ...
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“Backers of music education have responded to that pressure by pointing to the academic benefits of learning music, like better grades and improved attendance. But now, some advocates say that rhetoric is missing the point and overlooking the virtues of music that can’t be tested.”

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Shane Mc Kenna: The Future of Music Education

Here is a clearly laid out, colour coded representation of Pachelbel's Canon. Its a great piece for teaching about ground bass or ostinato, or as a simple group performance exercise. Its a classic hit that kids seem to enjoy ...
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WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

From teaching using both forms of notation, i find that the most vital difference is that conventional notation implies their is a correct way to do things and that the goal of the exercise is to create a performance as close to the written score as possible. This is often a barrier to creativity and learning for students and teachers.

Animated notation is a more open form that invites creative input from students and teachers, allowing them to explore aspects of the music in a more informal and hands on way. It offers more scope for experimenting with different pitches, timbres and instrumentation. It also places responsibility on the students themselves requiring them to listen more critically to the sounds they are making and how the represent the original piece.

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Music education forum - Australian Teacher Magazine

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Music education forum
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A CONCERN for the state of music education in Victorian schools brought together educators, associations and key music bodies at a forum in December.
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Following the forum Walker says AMA and the coalition of music groups including AMUSE, Music Council of Australia, Musical Futures Australia, School Music Advisory Group, Soundhouse and The Music Trust, have more work to do.

“… we’ll now go forward to make as many representations as possible … to see that the government pays heed to the recommendations.”

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Poll: Live vs. recorded music -- what's better? | The Audiophiliac ...

Poll: Live vs. recorded music -- what's better? | The Audiophiliac ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
I admit it: most of the time, I'd much rather listen to recorded music than live music. I've seen my share of great shows: the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden, the Pixies at the Beacon Theater, Ray Charles at the Blue ...
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There is an unmeasurable quality to live music; which mixed with emotion and unpredictability; can create a moment of musical magic that recorded music loses in the fabrication of perfection in the studio. Both have endearing qualities....great article!

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Bradbery pushes education - Country Standard Time

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Bradbery pushes education
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Kicking off National Music In Our Schools Month, the cross-country bus tour will spotlight music education and the benefits music teachers bring to their students and school communities.
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Thank you - it is helpful to have more people identify the importance of music education.

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Music education initiative hopes to inspire teachers and students - South China Morning Post

Music education initiative hopes to inspire teachers and students - South China Morning Post | Music Education | Scoop.it
Music education initiative hopes to inspire teachers and students
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A pilot music education programme has been launched to inspire the joy and love of music-making for not just students, but also their teachers.
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Very interesting. Just as beneficial for staff! Because, music is for the lifelong learner.

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The Importance of Music in Educational Development - | Piano ...

The Importance of Music in Educational Development - | Piano ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
Music education is also very important in secondary education, college and university as it provides great preparation for other academic areas. Taking part in different extra-curricular activities can also reduce stress, improve ...
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Humanizing technology with opera-singing robots

Composer, computer scientist and futurist Tod Machover has joined the power of technology with one of the great classical art forms. In "Death and the Powers...
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Plan bizarre. Read on!

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It's time for tertiary music education to change its tune - The Conversation

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It's time for tertiary music education to change its tune
The Conversation
A broad crisis of confidence has, it seems, beset tertiary music education in Australia.
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The value of music education

The fundamental question we have to address is not, then, financial. It is why what we study and do matters to Australian society at large. Answering such a question, after all, used to be what the arts and humanities did. They helped us understand how we define ourselves, and how we express ourselves through cultural choices.

The ultimate threat to traditionally conceived tertiary music education is, in fact, not to be found within universities and their custodianship of now-subsumed conservatoires. It is in the failure to address the fact that the cultural capital we used to accord the kinds of disciplines and art forms central to a traditional conservatorium education seems to be inexorably declining... Classical music and modern jazz can appear to have little to say to, or about, contemporary Australian life, while popular music can by the same token appear to have little to offer by way of a critique of it.... read on - thought -provoking with insight.

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TEDxSydney - Richard Gill - The Value of Music Education

Music educator Richard Gill argues the case for igniting the imagination through music and for making our own music. In this talk, he leads the TEDxSydney au...
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Inspiring and compelling - the case for music education.

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The 12 Benefits of Music Education

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The 12 Benefits of Music Education http://t.co/5uLSe2Yb1T

Via Heidi-Tuulia Eklund, Sharla Shults
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Only 12? ;-)

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 24, 2013 11:25 PM

Music is beneficial anywhere, anytime!

Mac Cagle's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:49 PM

This is a simple one but I always like lists like these. It proclaims that musical education early in ones life can help children learn and think in different ways. As well as little fun fact I found interesting, that students with an art background tend to do better on the SAT test.

Belinda Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 9:29 PM
I can atest to music helping with learning and thinking differently, I have my two younger siblings to show for this.
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Music Education for Parents: Kids and Music - Who Makes the ...

Music Education for Parents: Kids and Music - Who Makes the ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
Your child is showing signs of musical talent. Who should make the decision about kids and music lessons, the parent or the child? Most people will say the adult. The child does not know enough to know what is good for ...
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Wow. Controversial article.

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Sad music makes us happy

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"Minor music is sad, and major music is happy, right? It's never been that simple - and a new study sheds more light on the link between music and emotions"

 

"Listening to music that's seen as 'sad' might release positive emotions. According to a study by researchers in Tokyo, listeners perceived the sadness in sad music, but felt both sadness and pleasure when the music was played."


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Ironic? Amazing power of music to split our emotions positively.

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playalongjon's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:52 PM

Perhaps one can also conclude that "happy music" can possibly make you sad !

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Hamilton Music Notes - View Magazine

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Troy Witherow began Illitry (pronounced ILL–a–tree), as a solo project to explore organic and electronic music but would soon collaborate with Chester Edington to reach his goals.
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From the first time I saw the name, its pronunciation never mind its possible meaning confounded me. But that would be by design for the man that started Illitry. Troy Witherow began Illitry (pronounced ILL–a–tree), as a solo project to explore organic and electronic music but would soon collaborate with Chester Edington to reach his goals. Last year, Illitry became one of the local underground buzzbands — thanks to their live shows and perhaps their approach to marketing their music. They’re methodically releasing singles to the public building up to a forthcoming album, tentatively scheduled for the fall, and this weekend, Illitry takes to the stage to celebrate that next step closer to realizing their dreams.

 

New ways.

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New music.

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Staff Wars Available on iPad! | Technology in Music Education

Staff Wars Available on iPad! | Technology in Music Education | Music Education | Scoop.it
As a secondary teacher who has been teaching in middle school and high school, I can attest that in general, students don't know their note names–even with the best efforts of their elementary teachers in general music and ...
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School Music vs. Real Music | Being musical. Being human.

School Music vs. Real Music | Being musical. Being human. | Music Education | Scoop.it
Clearly many in the world of formal music education consider classical music (or maybe jazz) to be the most meaningful, exemplary, and real music there is. This perspective, however, is not shared ...
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Clearly many in the world of formal music education consider classical music (or maybe jazz) to be the most meaningful, exemplary, and real music there is. This perspective, however, is not shared by the vast majority of people in Western society.

 

This includes the students that school music teachers are charged to educate. Research has confirmed that in the minds of many young people, there can be a significant disconnect between their conceptions of school music and what they consider to be real music.

 

So, what do you teach in the music classroom?

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II International Music Olympiad 2014 Riga: Guidelines for the 2nd ...

II International Music Olympiad 2014 Riga: Guidelines for the 2nd ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
The 2nd International Music Olympiad Riga for students of general comprehensive secondary schools will be organised by the Latvian Music Teachers Association (LVIIMSA) and the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) in ...
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I am interested to hear from anyone that has sent students to this event. Thoughts?

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Sexism is rife in classical music | Music | theguardian.com

Sexism is rife in classical music | Music | theguardian.com | Music Education | Scoop.it
Sexism is rife in classical music. Why is sexism still tolerated in our industry? We need an immediate and total change in attitudes across the board.
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Interesting. Do you agree?

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Interesting Collection of Thoughts and Research on the Value of ...

Interesting Collection of Thoughts and Research on the Value of ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
“You want higher test scores in math and science? Music education will help. You want children with higher mental faculty? Music education will help. You want to keep kids out of trouble and on-track towards college and ...
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AMEN. :-) Best wishes to all!

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San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy :: Catholic ...

San Francisco project to promote beauty in music, liturgy :: Catholic ... | Music Education | Scoop.it
A recently launched initiative in San Francisco will educate Church musicians about sacred music and train lay ministers for their roles, according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. “To recover a sense of our sacred music” ...
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How very interesting. I hope this is the start of appreciation for sacred music.

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How they made electronic music 30 years ago - Sploid - Gizmodo

How they made electronic music 30 years ago - Sploid - Gizmodo | Music Education | Scoop.it
Garage Band, Pro Tools, Logic, sequencers on tablets and phones—anyone can create music these days with zero programming knowledge. But Diode Milliampere shows you how it was done with MS-DOS. Yes, that ...
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Ah,the old days....

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Key thought: "Great teaching hasn't changed. The toolbox has."

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Rachel Vartanian's curator insight, March 28, 4:40 PM

EdTech is about education: student learning and outcomes. 

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 18, 8:33 PM

Primero la pedagogía, después la tecnología.

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A méditer...

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Music Education: Collaborative Student Driven Learning: Zoltan Virag at TEDxWestVancouverED

Zoltan Virag is a diverse musician, composer, and educator who is as comfortable playing classical flute as he is creating electronic music. He currently tea...
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Inspiring video! Pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, taught, inspired, created in the classroom.

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CfA: “Popular Music Education” (IASPM@Journal) » IASPM D-A-CH

CfA: “Popular Music Education” (IASPM@Journal) » IASPM D-A-CH | Music Education | Scoop.it
Popular music education is a subject that is at present under-explored, despite increasing numbers of popular music courses and other educational provision. More research is needed to map out the area and engage critically ...
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Interesting viewpoint on popular music researcg and understanding.

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Why your brain loves music

Why your brain loves music | Music Education | Scoop.it
New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.

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Fantastic article exploring the deep connections music helps us make.

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Natalia Smith's curator insight, April 7, 6:40 PM

An interesting article on why loving music is a great thing for your minds health! A must read. 

Anna Fabo's curator insight, April 18, 7:00 AM

Podreu descobrir que diuen els últims estudis sobre el perquè el nostre cervell li agrada tant la música.

Natalie Gaskins's curator insight, May 11, 2:18 PM

One day, I would love to venture into the field that connects Neuroscience with Music and that is why this article caught my attention right away. I admit to listening to certain songs and having to completely stop whatever I am doing because it was THAT good. I always wondered why that is and why certain sounds that we hear trigger emotions, or stimulation in our brains. I can agree with what the writer said in that we set up expectations in our brains with familiar styles of music and loved to be deceived when the music takes a different direction.I also agree that it is no longer enjoyable when the music goes too astray from what my brain wanted. It just gets annoying that way! It keeps excitement in the song and makes you try to anticipate what is going to happen next. It is a way to keep the listener attentive. I know that when I song is too predictable, it quickly looses my attention. As a songwriter, I feel that this is very crucial when writing. We have to keep the audience engaged at all times. This is also why artists make certain line-up choices while performing at a gig. I thought it odd that we get a different level of satisfaction when we have paid for the music and are then anticipating the surprise. Very odd. 

I would love to venture deeper into these studies and unlock more neurological secrets. Knowledge like this can help sell music.