Murray State Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to review current band methodologies, specifically for the beginning band, and identify the current process of teaching music literacy. For beginning bands, music literacy instruction is a powerful tool music students use to be successful at sight-reading. It cannot be assumed that simply because students perform music on instruments, they also will achieve high ratings at sight-reading. Brain-compatible learning may offer a solution in addressing the issue with how beginning band students are taught to read music. Therefore, this study will propose a more effective method, applying the Music Learning Theory of Edwin Gordon to teaching music literacy using brain-compatible teaching strategies.

Year manuscript completed

2019

Year degree awarded

2019

Author's Keywords

music, literacy, band, brain research, learning theory, beginning band

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Dissertation Committee Chair

Bradley L. Almquist

Thesis Advisor

Bradley L. Almquist

Committee Chair

Bradley L. Almquist

Committee Member

Trae Blanco

Committee Member

Joan Eckroth-Riley

Document Type

Thesis

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