E01.51: Playing Instruments at Aural/Oral and Verbal Association

In this episode, I talk about playing instruments at the Aural/Oral and Verbal Association levels of learning.

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E01.50: Harmonic Skill Development at Aural/Oral and Verbal Association

In this episode, I talk about harmonic skill development at the Aural/Oral and Verbal Association levels of learning.

E01.50 Harmonic Skill Development at Aural/Oral and Verbal Association

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E01.49: Giving Children the Gift of Musical Understanding

In this episode, I share audio of an interview with Kathryn Brunner (of Musik At Home) on giving children the gift of musical understanding.

E01.49: Giving Children the Gift of Musical Understanding

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E01.48: Bridging to Creativity/Improvisation from Verbal Association

In this episode, we focus on bridging to the Creativity/Improvisation level of inference learning from the Verbal Association level of the Skill Learning Sequence.

E01.48: Bridging to Creativity/Improvisation from Verbal Association

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E01.47: Bridging to Generalization from Verbal Association

In this episode, I focus on bridging to the Generalization level of inference learning from the Verbal Association level of the Skill Learning Sequence.

E01.47: Bridging to Generalization from Verbal Association

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E01.46: Tunes in Varied Tonalities

In this episode, I share recordings of tunes in varied tonalities composed by participants in the 2022 GIML Professional Development Levels Course at Michigan State University. 

01.46: Tunes in Varied Tonalities

Composers/Performers:

  • MAJOR TONALITY SONGS
    • Alissa Amell-Postler: Untitled
    • Jillian Brennan: Untitled
    • Amelia Mills: Untitled
    • Ashley Wright: Lemon Lime Soda
  • HARMONIC MINOR TONALITY SONGS
    • Evan McIntyre: Untitled
    • Cory Wholehan: Untitled
    • Victoria Vajda: Evening Stroll
    • Ashley Wright: Windshield Wipers
    • Ana Isabel Frias: Untitled
  • MIXOLYDIAN TONALITY SONGS
    • Stuart Hill: Pink Horizon
    • Amelia Mills: Untitled
    • Noor Sarna: Untitled
    • Maria Schoon: Untitled
    • Jillian Brennan: Untitled
    • Madeline Steffke: Octopi Are Dancing
  • DORIAN TONALITY SONGS
    • Alissa Amell-Postler: Untitled
    • Kat Jakrzewski: Untitled
    • Jillian Brennan: Untitled
    • Mike Kurilko: Untitled
    • Maria Schoon: A Dorian Tune
    • Madeline Steffke: Untitled
  • PHRYGIAN TONALITY SONGS
    • Karen Salvador: Phrygian Can Bounce
    • Dillon Walters: Bumble Bee
    • Ana Isabel Frias: Untitled
    • Stuart Hill: Forest Traipsing
    • Victoria Vajda: Phrygian Melody
    • Evan McIntyre: Untitled
    • Noor Sarna: Untitled
  • LYDIAN TONALITY SONGS
    • Tory Frumin: Untitled
    • Kat Jakrzewski: Untitled
    • Dillon Walters: Yellow Kite
    • Karen Salvador: Lylt
    • Mike Kurilko: Untitled
    • Cory Wholehan: Untitled
  • AEOLIAN TONALITY SONGS
    • Stuart Hill: Race Against the Clock
    • Tory Frumin: Untitled
    • Maria Schoon: Untitled
  • LOCRIAN TONALITY SONGS
    • Alissa Amell-Postler: Untitled
    • Jillian Brennan: Untitled
    • Ashley Wright: Avocado on an Everything Bagel

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E01.45: Rhythm Verbal Association Skills

In this episode, I focus on rhythm skills learned at the Verbal Association level of the Skill Learning Sequence. 

E01.45: Rhythm Verbal Association Skills

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E01.44: Rhythm Pattern Function

E01.44: Rhythm Pattern Function

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E01.43: Tonal Verbal Association Skills

In this episode, I focus on tonal skills learned at the Verbal Association level of the Skill Learning Sequence. 

E01.43: Tonal Verbal Association Skills

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E01.42: Choosing a Tonal Solfege or Rhythm Syllable System

In this episode, I talk about choosing a tonal solfege or rhythm syllable system to use in MLT-based instruction.

E01.42: Choosing a Tonal Solfege or Rhythm Syllable System

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E01.41: Intro to Verbal Association

In this episode, I give an overview of the second level of learning in the skill learning sequence: Verbal Association.

E01.41 Intro to Verbal Association

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E01.40: Aid for Aeolian

In this episode, we focus on building audiation in Aeolian tonality.

E01.40: Aid for Aeolian

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E01.39: Chatting With Krista Jadro and Hannah Mayo

In this episode, I have a conversation with two experts in Music Learning Theory-based piano teaching, Krista Jadro and Hannah Mayo.

E01.39: Chatting With Krista Jadro and Hannah Mayo

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E01.38: New Year’s Intentions

In this episode, I talk about setting intentions for our teaching in the New Year.

E01.38: New Year’s Intentions

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E01.37: Bridging to Creativity/Improvisation from Aural/Oral

In this episode, we focus on bridging to the Creativity/Improvisation level of inference learning from the Aural/Oral level of the Skill Learning Sequence.

E01.37: Bridging to Creativity/Improvisation from Aural/Oral

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E01.36: Bridging to Generalization from Aural/Oral

In this episode, we focus on bridging to the Generalization level of inference learning from the Aural/Oral level of the Skill Learning Sequence.

E01.36: Bridging to Generalization from Aural/Oral

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E01.35: Rhythm Aural/Oral Skills

In this episode, we focus on rhythm skills learned at the Aural/Oral level of the Skill Learning Sequence.

E01.35: Rhythm Aural/Oral Skills

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[RE-AIR] E01.03: What Is Sequential Music Learning?

There have been a LOT of new listeners in the past few weeks so in the next few off-weeks, I’ll be re-airing some old episodes. These will cover key concepts for those new to MLT!

E01.03: What Is Sequential Music Learning?

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E01.34: Tonal Aural/Oral Skills

In this episode, we focus on tonal skills learned at the Aural/Oral level of the Skill Learning Sequence. 

E01.34 Tonal Aural/Oral Skills

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[RE-AIR] E01.02: What is Music Aptitude?

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E01.02: What Is Music Aptitude?

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E01.33: Intro to Aural/Oral

In this episode, I give an overview of the first level of learning in the skill learning sequence: Aural/Oral.

E01.33 Intro to Aural/Oral

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[RE-AIR] E01.01: What Is Audiation?

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E01.32: Leaping Into Lydian

In this episode, we focus on building audiation in Lydian tonality. 

E01.32: Leaping Into Lydian

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E01.31: Special Guests and MORE Exciting News!

In this episode, I have a conversation with TWO special guests–Jill Reese and Jennifer Bailey–and share some more exciting news!

E01.31: Special Guests and MORE Exciting News!

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E01.30: Exciting News!

In this episode, I share some exciting news: MY BOOK IS OUT!

E01.30: Exciting News!
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E01.29: Listener Q & A

In this episode, I answer listener questions!

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E01.28: Fiddling With Phrygian

In this episode, we focus on building audiation in Phrygian tonality.

E01.28: Fiddling With Phrygian

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E01.27: Intro to LSAs

In this episode, I give an overview of Learning Sequence Activities or LSAs—what are they and how can we use them?

E01.27: Intro to LSAs

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E01.26: Differentiating Instruction

In this episode, I talk about how to individualize instruction on the basis of your students’ tonal and rhythm aptitudes so that they are appropriately challenged and experiencing success.

E01.26: Differentiating Instruction

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E01.25: Music Aptitude Testing — Why and How?

In this episode, I talk about music aptitude tests and how they are useful in providing differentiated instruction in music.

E01.25: Music Aptitude Testing — Why and How?

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E01.24: Developmental vs. Stabilized Aptitude

In this episode, I kick off a mini-series on music aptitude by discussing the two stages of music aptitude and how they are related to brain development.

E01.24: Developmental vs. Stabilized Aptitude

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E01.23: My MLT Journey

In this episode, I share the story of my own journey discovering and using MLT over the past 20 years.

E01.23 My MLT Journey

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E01.22: Chatting with Cindy Taggart

In this episode, I have a conversation with GIML faculty member and current GIML president, Dr. Cynthia Crump Taggart.

E01.22: Chatting with Cindy Taggart

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E01.21: Musicianship-Building Pt. 2

In this episode, we continue our musicianship skill-building and REALLY get into improvisation!

E01.21: Musicianship-Building Pt. 2

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E01.20: Musicianship-Building Pt. 1

In this episode, we experience some musicianship skill-building (including learning a tune by rote, chord roots by rote, and tonal/rhythm patterns), which will get us into improvisation! 

E01.20: Musicianship Building Pt. 1

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E01.19: The Importance of Improvisation

In this episode, I talk about the importance of improvisation and developing the readiness to be a successful improvisor. 

E01.19 The Importance of Improvisation

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E01.18: Taking a Moment

In this episode, I… do nothing?

E01.18: Taking a Moment

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E01.17: Dabbling in Dorian

In this episode, I focus on building audiation in Dorian tonality. 

E01.17: Dabbling in Dorian

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E01.16: Chatting with Alison Reynolds

In this episode, I have a conversation with GIML faculty member and Professor of Music Education, Dr. Alison Reynolds.

E01.16: Chatting With Alison Reynolds

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E01.15: Informal Guidance Ideas

In this episode, I share some ideas for providing students with informal music guidance experiences.

E01.15: Informal Guidance Ideas

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E01.14: Preparatory Audiation

In this episode, I give an overview of Gordon’s theory of preparatory audiation.

E01.14: Preparatory Audiation

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E01.13: Formal Instruction vs. Informal Guidance

In this episode, I focus on the differences between formal instruction and informal guidance. 

E01.13: Formal Instruction vs. Informal Guidance

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E01.12: Mixolydian Meanderings

In this episode, I focus on building audiation in Mixolydian tonality. 

E01.12: Mixolydian Meanderings

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E01.11: MLT Resources

In this episode, I share an overview of available MLT-related resources.

E01.11: MLT Resources

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E01.10: An Impromptu Episode

In this episode, I reflect a bit about recent events and share some thoughts on what we can do as music educators and MLT practitioners.

E01.10: An Impromptu Episode

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E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence

In this episode, I give an overview of Gordon’s Skill Learning Sequence framework.

E01.09: Intro to Skill Learning Sequence

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E01.08: Basics of Pattern Instruction

In this episode, we talk about the basics of pattern instruction: what it is, why it’s helpful, and how to get started.

E01.08: Basics of Pattern Instruction

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E01.07: Menu of Meters

In this episode, we discuss rhythmic context, or meter, and run through an overview of a variety of meters.

E01.07: Menu of Meters

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E01.06: Taste of Tonalities!

In this episode, we talk about tonal context and run through an overview of a variety of tonalities.

E01.06: Taste of Tonalities

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E01.05: “Whole-Part-Whole” Learning: Context & Content

In this episode, we discuss the “whole-part-whole” learning process in MLT, including the difference between context and content.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.05 (“Whole-Part-Whole” Learning: Context & Content)

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  • GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com)
  • The Ways Children Learn Music by Eric Bluestine (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/ways-children-learn-music-book-g5480)
  • If you would like to enter to win a copy of “The Ways Children Learn Music” by Eric Bluestine, share your favorite episode of this podcast so far on social media and add the hashtags #everydaymusicalitypodcast and #giapublications. You can do this on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Just remember to set the post privacy to “public” or tag Everyday Musicality Podcast on FB so that I’ll be able to see it when I search for the hashtags. 

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Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


Sponsors: GIA Publications, Inc., Gordon Institute for Music Learning


Podcast Cover Art: Tyler Nordstrom


Intro/Outro Music: Heather Nelson Shouldice


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes, email them to everydaymusicality@gmail.com!