How would songs, poems, or art be developed into such extraordinary pieces of beauty? From the most basic of sounds, to the most complex music consisting of advanced harmonies and rhythms, improvisation is an extremely useful and rewarding skill for every musician of every level. With that said, I believe it is vital that teachers know the best ways to teach students improvisation. In this paper, I will discuss improvisation teaching techniques in middle school band. I will give an overview of methods that have been used throughout the past few decades, and I will report on how improvisation is currently being taught in three local Philadelphia suburban schools.
Music requires focus and practice in order to master its culture, which involves history of the discipline, history of the instruments, and improvisation. As a member of the DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) and a student of the saxophone, I particularly know what it took to gain the knowledge I’ve acquired from the 5 years that I took classes and performed in recitals. Because of this introduction to music at a younger age, I inherited a much better understanding of music and why it is one of the joys of my life. Today, music has many genres, many sounds, and many cultures. From the classical to the Neo-Soul, music will always have the sounds that project the world to you through tone and/or voice.
After starting his first engineering job, he soon met Elisabeth Schmitt which he married and had a daughter with. Schaeffer’s family relocated to Paris where he began working at the Radioffusion-Television Francaise. With much persuasion Schaeffer convinced the corporation to initiate the science of musical acoustics with himself as the instructor. Spending months experimenting with all available equipment led to the discovery of the term known as Musique Concrete, this occurs when the needle on a record remains in one groove which in result creates a loop. All experimental work done in Schaeffer’s early professional life is what defines him as a pioneer of electronic music.
It wasn’t until after establishing my ability, identity and position during these middle years that my quality music education resumed. It continued in the form of classroom music from grades 10 to 12 under the instruction and guidance of Nick Campbell – my music teacher. His inspirational, conversational and personal approach to music education is what has shaped my musical intelligence. Upon reflection, it has also shaped my own approach to teaching. Philosophy In the early years, I began in a forced, disciplined, and captive learning environment with no enjoyment.
These types of traits are examples of the Auditory learning style. Third, when I plan a vacation I have a habit of visualizing it before it happens. This characteristic is an example of the Kinesthetic learning style. Finally, I understand why I have always found it necessary to take every careful lecture notes for each of my classes. I prefer to use an audio recorder in some of my classes to ensure that all the information I need is recorded.
Music has been shown to help cognitive growth, help students understand other subjects such as math and language, and teach very important life lessons. While sports do help a student grow physically, music helps that student grow mentally. Neuroscientists have conducted experiments with this, and found that music does in fact have a huge impact on how one’s brain develops. Dr. Laurel Trainor, professor of psychology, neuroscience, and behavior at McMaster University, Canada, lead a team of scientist in a study in which they studied the mental development of children (all ages 4 through 6) who took extra music lessons and children who did not. Over the year, they found that as their brains matured, it took less time for their to be an auditory response to a musical note versus some other sort of white noise, meaning that their brains became more able to process sounds faster.
Introduction In our society there are many people likes to listen the music while they are doing homework and tests. But what kind of music can makes people present the best and fast performance when they are taking the test. Maybe it is the pop music, classic music or without music. In this project I will be explaining and testing which of the music can makes our testing performance to be the best. My topic is about how the music affects while we are taking the test.
I am applying for the W. C. Patton Humanitarian Scholarship because it will allow me to continue my education by pursuing a double degree in Music Performance and Computer Science. I have been accepted to such colleges and universities as University of Dayton, Brown University, University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The University of Alabama. After completing my undergraduate studies, I plan to continue my education by attending Graduate School and receiving the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in woodwind performance. W.C. Patton dedicated his life to registering African Americans to vote. Mr. Patton is responsible for over one-and –a-half million individuals registering to vote.
Professor: Dr. ABC, Music Director Academy Preparatory High School INTERVIEW DATE: MARCH 22-2011 Q#1: In what ways does the role of the teacher expand beyond that of the classroom? 1. Teachers also take part in community out-reach performances and events. I have taken my students to various field trips throughout the school year. Field trips have included performances at Florida International University – Graham center, for the Major of Doral and at the Coral Gables Caroling Competition.
College 101 is a class at Moraine Valley Community College that is to help many students, like myself, discover their potential in learning and in life. Being a full time student at Moraine, I attend a College 101 class once a week, during my eight week class I have learned value things that I can apply while being in college. My college 101 class helped me understand diversity; that learning is lifelong; and the values of planning ahead and having goals in my classes as well as in life. One thing that many college students learn when they enter an environment is that not everyone around is alike .Colleges and universities are the one place in the world there people from all different ethnic backgrounds come together for many purposes. In one of my classes we were asked to stand up and talk about ourselves for two minutes.