Tonal and Rhythm Pattern Audiation Recordings
Some teachers need assistance in learning how to audiate and to perform tonal patterns and rhythm patterns, with and without tonal syllables and rhythm syllables. Simply playing the patterns on an instrument may not be sufficient.
Field experience has shown that it is easier for a teacher to learn to audiate and to perform patterns when he or she hears patterns performed vocally and in contexts similar to the ways in which the patterns are to be taught to the students. Using those guidelines, all of the tonal patterns and all of the rhythm patterns included in the Learning Sequence Activities component of Jump Right In: The Music Curriculum were recorded to instruct the teacher.
The purpose of the tonal and rhythm pattern CDs is to assist the teacher in the following ten ways.
- To become familiar with the sound of the patterns.
- To become familiar with audiating the patterns.
- To become familiar with performing the patterns.
- To become familiar with tonal syllables.
- To become familiar with rhythm syllables.
- To become familiar with a neutral syllable for performing tonal patterns.
- To become familiar with a neutral syllable for performing rhythm patterns.
- To become familiar with a variety of tonalities in addition to major and minor.
- To become familiar with a variety of meters in addition to duple and triple.
- To become familiar with different teaching techniques and to adapt them to the specific requirements of each skill level in Learning Sequence Activities.
The recordings are not designed to be used in class for teaching students. The teacher uses the recordings 1) to develop his or her own skills in the audiation and performance of tonal patterns and rhythm patterns and 2) to learn how to teach tonal patterns in Learning Sequence Activities in terms of Music Learning Theory.