Composition Sessions for Students Part 2

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Composition Sessions for Students Part 2

The last blog focusing on how teachers can guide their students on how to compose their own pieces discussed basic composition elements and tips. It can be found here in case you didn’t get a chance to read it and are interested: Composition Sessions for Students Part 1. Now we will delve a little deeper into how to progress this essential component of music education that will help grow the next generation of musicians!

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Structuring Beginning Composition Sessions for Students

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Structuring Beginning Composition Sessions for Students

Teaching our students the basics of music theory is a necessity in a holistic training of a well-rounded musician. It serves to help them understand ideas and symbols behind the notation they are reading and playing. We may have them complete written assignments in theory books and other supplemental material, and even quiz them with flash cards that focus on notations and terms. That is all fine and well; however, having them actually compose their own original songs and pieces ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Music Lesson Tips

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Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves in 2017. Around the new year’s, many people make noble resolutions to quit bad habits, or to start new, good habits. Others take it upon themselves to learn new skills, and one of the more popular picks is to learn a musical instrument or sing. If you or a loved one has made this excellent decision for the new year’s, here is some expert advice to consider before going head-first ...

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