If you don’t watch any other post in this lecture series, watch this one. This is my favorite point and the point that I believe can make the biggest difference in your studio.
In this video, I talk about relating music theory to composition. Here’s how an extra 60 seconds of instruction can make a huge difference in your students’ motivation, retention of concepts, understanding, and excitement! Please excuse the extra “um”s in the first minute!
As always, if you have comments or additional insights, please feel free to leave them!
If you need to review:
Part 1 – Composition for Kids: Why Teach Composition
Part 2a – Composition for Kids: Composers as Students
Part 2b – Composition for Kids: How Are We Discouraging Creativity & Composition?
Part 2c – Composition for Kids: How to Encourage Creativity and Composition
Part 2d – Composition for Kids: How to Encourage Creativity and Composition cont.
Part 2e – Composition for Kids: How to Encourage Creativity and Composition cont.
Part 3 – Relating Theory to Composition
Part 4 – Developing the Ear
Part 5 – What to do with the Budding Composer