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Can we accomplish the same pedagogical goals without timed quizzes?
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Why do we listen to our favourite music over and over again? Because repeated sounds work magic in our brains
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William Caplin’s textbook, Analyzing Classical Form: An Approach for the Classroom, provides a new forum for his theory of formal organization in Classical compositions—one that is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate classrooms alike. Building on the foundations of Caplin’s Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, this much anticipated volume, like its predecessor, explicitly focuses on the style established by the composers of the high Classical period (1998, 3); 2013, xv). Prior to these volumes, the ideas of Schoenbe
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Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing is proud to announce its first textbook: Open Music Theory, “beta” edition—co-authored by Kris Shaffer, Brian Moseley, and Bryn Hughes. Open Music Theory, or OMT, is an open-source, interactive, online textbook for undergraduate music theory courses. As we write on OMT’s About page, we hope that this textbook will “support active student engagement with music in the theory classroom” and that the text will “take a back seat to student music making (and breaking).”
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The content distribution in the typical core curriculum as outlined in many popular textbooks (Aldwell, Schachter and Cadwallader, Clendinning and Marvin, Kostka and Payne, Laitz, Roig-Francolí, Turek) heavily emphasizes part writing. We define part writing in its current pedagogical form as the specific combination of voice leading and harmonic syntax in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century styles that has appeared in textbooks since Walter Piston’s Harmony. It is the most-covered topic in these textbooks, and occupies the largest portion of our core sequence. Is this emphasis warranted?
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Sunday, February 9, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the American television broadcast of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. For many writers on pop music, the appearance on the Sullivan show not only marked the debut of the Beatles in the United States, but also launched their career as international pop music superstars.
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Rethinking the Undergraduate Music Curriculum: Where Are the Performers and Their Performances?
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Research suggests autism relates to excess of synaptic activity, rather than to a of social processing networks.
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