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How can colors be used to help students learn to read music?

​For centuries, music notation has been a "black and white" subject. To read this music, musicians have decoded black and white print and transferred it into colorful sound. Even when making notations in our printed music we have usually grabbed an ordinary pencil, thus adding a shade of gray to the page. When things get really bad we might actuall...
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How does 'experience before definition' apply to your teaching of reading concepts?

The natural order of learning 1 , as described by Piaget and specifically applied to music learning by Frances Clark 2 , begins with the child hearing, feeling, and seeing a concept before it is presented (i.e. sound-feel-sign-name). Experiencing a concept before learning its name and symbol, is meaningful learning . I like to think that teach...
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