E01.29: Listener Q & A

In this episode, I answer listener questions!

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Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


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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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E01.23: 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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E01.14: 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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E01.05: “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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E01.04: Common Misconceptions About MLT

In this episode, we look at some common misconceptions about MLT.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.04 (Common Misconceptions About MLT)

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GIA Publications (www.giamusic.com)

Navigating Music Learning Theory: A Guide for General Music Teachers by Dr. Jill Reese (https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/applying-music-learning-theory-in-elementary-general-music-book-g9691)

Gordon Institute for Music Learning (www.giml.org)

Summary of my study on elementary music teachers’ beliefs about composition (https://everydaymusicality.com/2019/03/06/teachers-beliefs-regarding-composition-in-elementary-general-music-shouldice-2014/)

“Research to Real Life” blog (https://everydaymusicality.com/research-to-real-life/)

“Research to Real Life” Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/everydaymusicality/)


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E01.03: What Is Sequential Music Learning?

In this episode, we examine the third of three core tenets of MLT: Sequential Music Learning.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.03 (What Is Sequential Music Learning?)

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E01.02: What Is Music Aptitude?

In this episode, we examine the second of three core tenets of MLT: Music Aptitude.

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.02 (What Is Music Aptitude?)

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E01.01: What Is Audiation?

In this episode, we examine the first of three core tenets of MLT: Audiation!

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.01 (What Is Audiation?)

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E01.00: Pilot Episode!

Everyday Musicality: Episode 01.00 (Pilot!)

In today’s pilot episode, we’ll hear a brief introduction to this podcast and set the stage for what’s to come!


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Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


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Announcement: The “Everyday Musicality” Podcast is Coming Soon!

“Everyday Musicality” is a podcast for music educators that discusses Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT) and its applications to music teaching and learning.


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Host: Heather Nelson Shouldice


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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!