Music Learning Concepts
"Why It Takes So
Long to Master the Music Learning Process"
A quick story on learning music concepts. When I
first started the
music learning process, the method used was to teach me was to give me
one little piece of a music element at a time.
So instead of
seeing an overview of the music concept, I'd get to learn two or three
notes. Then I would get an F sharp and where it would be on the
keyboard. This is the most basic music learning process used for a
number of beginning students.
Never was this put in a bigger
context for me so that I got a picture of the larger music learning concepts.
Still today I see this type of teaching taking place. It is so terribly
boring and slow, it's a wonder that anyone sticks with it.
I Didn't Stick with It
In fact I didn't stick with it after the first
year. It wasn't until
many years later that I discovered accelerated learning techniques and
how the were applied to the music learning process. That changed
everything for me.
So given these methods and attitudes about
teaching or learning music, it just simple takes a lot of time to
master music elements. The methods and books used by teachers,
educators, and instructors are programmed on old rote methods of
learning music. And more often than not they do not spend enough time
on one subject to allow you to really master the music concepts.
in reality, they only show one element of music and only approach it in
one or two ways. Which does not allow you to fully absorb the idea or
to get it down cold.
So our tendency is to learn parts of a
music element as you go through your learning process and we never
really master them until many stages down our path of learning music.