Music Technique Considerations

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What considerations and sources to consider for working on music technique Starting a student off right with good music instruction can have profound impact on the speed and quality of music that is created or reproduced. The delayed gratification is worth it, but this is a hard sell for both the parent and the student. We need to be able to take the time to explain why technique is going to play such a big part in there ability to learn and...

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Teaching Music

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Considerations – As teachers do we explore enough to improve the learning process? This section of Teaching Articles in our community is dedicated to exploring teaching of music and concepts that can be used to further and accelerate learning for our students.  There are a lot of considerations in teaching this art or for that matter teaching anything. There are complete college degrees and certification programs that address this...

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Music Awareness

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What is Your Music Awareness Quotient? Music Awareness? What an odd question to ask. It was for me.  With the elements of music we gain a tremendous amount of music knowledge in learning. And if we are lucky or have a great teacher we get a glimpse at some musical insight that will change our perceptions for ever. Our music consciousness raises at each turn of the page. Although sometimes turning a page may take weeks of work. Jumps...

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Music Learning Conversation

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Enhanced Learning Experience by Paying Attention to the Conversation How can a simple music learning conversation can lead to so much more? How a simple comment can make your day and your music teachers day. Paying attention to the conversation was a key to improving learning. The following is a paraphrased email to a music teacher. I have substituted titles for the real names. A Simple Conversation Dear teacher, I haven’t been at a...

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Effective Music Practice

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Are you applying this practice technique to quickly improve your skill and abilities. Improving practice focus speeds the music learning process along. Wouldn’t you like to know how five minutes of practice can be more valuable than one hour of rote repetition practice. Did you ever notice how all your friends or parents seem to have advise  on how to fix your music practice. Believe me I know I do it to my daughter all the time. ...

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Advanced Intervals

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Expanding Intervals to the Next Octave This is a short list of the interval meanings, and we  go into detail in the workbook lessons. This Table is used to reference the intervals you can extend into the upper octave. The following briefly explain the distances and ranges over two octaves (notes): M=major, m or (-) = minor, #=sharp, b=flat, octave=8va. (vb, for lower) Review the table below for the first major and minor intervals. Use the...

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Accurate Music Instruction

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 Accurate Music Instruction  Why You May Not Getting Excellence Earlier for Your Student When I became serious about learning, I found a fabulous instructor that used several methods of teaching which she developed and combined into her own style.  The great thing here is that she had been studying with one of the great Russian concert pianists and the techniques taught by their conservatory Starting Technique Off Right The thing was that they...

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Flat Key Scale Fingering

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Flat Key Scale Fingering and Sharp Key Major Scales on the Keyboard The major scales for flat key signatures have some common patterns.  The patterns which start on black keys make a lot of sense when you understand them, however, the starting finger changes slightly and it has a tendency to confuse you as you go.   This section provides some guidance on thinking about the bigger picture when it comes to learning the flat and sharp key scales. ...

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Music Practice Methods

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Music Practice Techniques That Accelerate Your Playing Abilities For music practice methods, the path is laid out as we have discussed with music learning methods. To truly apply a music practice technique, it will be up to you to take the time needed to accomplish the work. You either take action or not to practice music. That will be the ultimate determination as to your success and whether the music practice technique is effective. Our pages...

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Practice Music Effectively

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Applying this technique to quickly improve your skill and abilities Improving music practice focus speeds the music learning process along. Wouldn’t you like to know how five minutes of practicing music effectively can be more valuable than one hour of rote repetition practice. Did you ever notice how all your friends or parents seem to have advise  on how to fix your music practice. Believe me I know I do it to my daughter all the time....

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Practice Music Motivation

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle Guest Author Lisa Brown talks to us about Practing Music and Motivation Motivation is the fuel, the energy if you like, vital for all learning to take place and just like fuel, there are different qualities of motivation. If yours is of a higher quality, your chances of success will be greatly improved because you will be able to last the journey. So it’s always a good...

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Music Education Method

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A Four Step Process How would you like to jump start your music theory education with an approach that acknowledges a students ability to learn more quickly than we give them credit? Sounds good, but can it be accomplished? My answer is not only yes, but unequivocally yes. The Process I am going to share a 4 step process that I have adopted in creating teaching materials and applying to learning experiences. This method is used for developing...

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