Month: February 2016

Teaching Music as a Language

I have always thought about teaching music in terms of language acquisition.  One of my most impactful experiences as a young musician was studying music with Dwayne Dolphin.  This master musician turned me on to the idea that music was […]

Melodic Metric Transformation

One activity that I love involves metric transformation.  We take a simple song, in this case “How Do You Do?” and sing it initially in 3/4 time.  We walk the beat and shake hands on the strong beat.  Then we […]