Category Archives: music education

Do informal musical activities shape auditory skill development in preschool-age children?

This article reviews the literature regarding the effect of “musically active” families on the musical development of children, and takes the position that based on the research, early music activities (including with infants) can affect children’s ability to learn, or, … Continue reading

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Tell all the music teachers you know

This article provides more evidence about the lasting benefits of music education, even if you don’t stick with it.  They attempt to answer the question about “whether musical training during childhood leaves an enduring imprint on the adult brain.” Authors: … Continue reading

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Music Perception December 2011

Here’s the Table of Contents from the December issue of Music Perception.  If you click on a title, it will take you to the first page & citation in JSTOR.  I’ve included excerpts from some of the abstracts.  This issue … Continue reading

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Music and Grief

Here’s another fascinating podcast from the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/podcasts/musicandthebrain/podcast_jamison.html

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Personal Learning Networks & this blog

For a presentation yesterday, I talked about Personal Learning Networks. I was inspired by the graphic created by Jan Hegna and used by David Warlick to create my own image of the Personal Learning Network (PLN) I use for this … Continue reading

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A random post on band fundraising

Judy says:  Last night, I had insomnia, so I headed out for a walk at midnight.  Over two hours and five miles later, I’d planned our entire fall fundraising campaign for the high school band.  Thus, I’m inspired to post … Continue reading

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A generative grammar approach to diatonic harmonic structure

Authors: Martin Rohrmeier Publication:  In Proceedings of the 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Lefkada, Greece Publication date:  2007. Pages:  97-100. Link:  http://bit.ly/aoE7Ev Abridged Abstract: This paper aims to give a hierarchical, generative account of diatonic harmony progressions and proposes … Continue reading

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