Developing Music Analysis Skills Using Feedback, Composition And Technology


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This course will help music instructors understand more about feedback and how it is effectively used in the music theory classroom, how to connect individual music concepts with real compositions and how to use technology to assist with music analysis instruction. The topics of feedback and evaluation, music analysis, music composition, and use of technology in the music classroom are included. There are three units: 1. Types of feedback in the music classroom, 2. Composition analysis and evaluative feedback and 3. Using technology with music analysis. Each unit will address related topics through activities such as: readings, discussion, choosing/analyzing compositions to fit music theory curriculum, creating feedback and evaluation criteria, and using music software.

Note.jpgPerformance Objectives

General Outcomes: Participation in this course will help you learn about and gain an understanding of the different kinds of feedback used in teaching music theory. You will also learn how to choose appropriate analysis compositions to accompany specific music concepts. Lastly, you will learn how to incorporate the use of technology into instruction.

Specific Outcomes: By the end of this course, participants will....

  • Know how to provide insight into music analysis through formative feedback
  • Know how to use real compositions to create authentic learning activities for music analysis.
  • Know how to use technology to assist with music analysis

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Note.jpg Unit 1: Incorporating feedback to develop music theory skills

Objectives: Participants will....

  • Identify, through research, different kinds of feedback
  • Choose and discuss effective forms of feedback for use in music theory classrooms

Note.jpg Unit 2: Choosing compositions and developing criteria for evaluating music analysis

Objectives: Participants will....

  • Analyze and choose music compositions that incorporate individual musical concepts
  • Understand how to develop criteria for evaluating music analysis

Note.jpg Unit 3: Using technology to enhance development of music analysis skills

Objectives: Participants will....

  • Navigate and become familiar with noteflight software
  • Create original "mini" composition for analysis and feedback