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Keyboard Kids' Companion: July/August 2017

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Did you know? There has long been a fascination with the connection between the universe and music.In a theory known as the "Harmony of the Spheres," the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras proposed that the sun, moon, and planets put out their own unique sounds based on their orbits, that their movements can be explained in math, and th...
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Creating by chance

Can't get started making your own music? No excuses!  Use the laws of chance to prime your creative pump. In the eighteenth century, Mozart devised a game for composing minuets by assigning pre-written melodic fragments to the numbers on dice. Here's a similar activity you can use to prompt creativity in your studio. 1. Rhythm a. Easy waltz rh...
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What Music Games and Activities Do Your Students Like the Most? Part II

Games, Games, and More Games! The  response to our first article about using m usical games and activities in teaching  (Autumn, 1993) created enough mail and r eader response that we thought it was time  for a sequel! Our authors for this issue are  some highly creative teachers who have cre ated their own musical games, some n...
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What Musical Games Do Students Enjoy Most?

​from the series: The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent For this issue, we went directly to the students to ask - What musical games do you enjoy the most? I think you will find their answers interesting, surprising, educational, delightful, and humorous. I only wish that you could see all of the actual slips of paper with the various sty...
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