ACTIVE LISTENING - WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT
This year I am encouraging all of my students (and their families!) to spend some time listening actively to music and then reflecting on various aspects of what they hear. Every Saturday I will update my website with a link to a new song/piece of the week along with a question relating to the music. I ask that students write down their answer(s) to the question(s) and any other observations in the space provided in the lesson planner. Have fun with this and also feel free to share your own musical discoveries with me throughout the year!
January 24-30, 2021
NYC-based bass player and composer Adam Neely brings you a new video every Monday (on YouTube) exploring what music means, and what it means to be a musician. This past week he posted timely videos about "The Music Theory of Tik Tok Sea Shanties" and "Lady Gaga's Mixed Meter Star Spangled Banner". If you have time to check out these videos, I encourage you to do so. These are the sorts of videos that completely capture my attention and keep me up until the wee hours of the morning thinking about harmony and music theory!