Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Using Transcriptions to Learn and Digest Music Theory
An article I wrote was recently published in Engaging Students, a journal on music pedagogy. The focus of the new volume builds on the common observation from music theory teachers that "students with jazz experience are among the most knowledgeable and proficient in their classrooms," and the articles explore how jazz can be used in the theory classroom to strengthen student learning. My contribution is on using transcriptions and related practice methods to help students learn and digest music theory. I include an approach to using transcriptions that I think a lot of jazz students will also find helpful.