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Sep 13, 2018 - 3:07:16 PM
4026 posts since 6/23/2007

When we learn some harder tunes using notation, we are really trying to learn more than one thing. And educators tell us that we should take on one problem at a time. So the person would receive notation for -

1. Basic melody - nothing else.
2. Melody and slurs.
3. Melody, slurs, and ornamentation.
4. Melody, slurs, ornamentation, and double stops.

Recordings would be available for each notation. Potential problem areas would be explained before the complete version for a step is taught.

Gordon Stobbe has some instructionals that uses an approach similar to this. I don't think that just providing musical notation and a recording is that educational. An approach like or similar to the one I described would provide the ability to learn the basic melody, and step by step, lean and add the other parts of the tune. The final notation would be identical to what is on the video/recording. I hate it when an instructional video has the instructor using techniques that are not explained or identified.

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:46:26 PM

794 posts since 7/26/2015

I like that approach.
quote:
Originally posted by Dick Hauser

When we learn some harder tunes using notation, we are really trying to learn more than one thing. And educators tell us that we should take on one problem at a time. So the person would receive notation for -

1. Basic melody - nothing else.
2. Melody and slurs.
3. Melody, slurs, and ornamentation.
4. Melody, slurs, ornamentation, and double stops.

Recordings would be available for each notation. Potential problem areas would be explained before the complete version for a step is taught.

Gordon Stobbe has some instructionals that uses an approach similar to this. I don't think that just providing musical notation and a recording is that educational. An approach like or similar to the one I described would provide the ability to learn the basic melody, and step by step, lean and add the other parts of the tune. The final notation would be identical to what is on the video/recording. I hate it when an instructional video has the instructor using techniques that are not explained or identified.


Edited by - soppinthegravy on 09/13/2018 16:56:26

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:50:10 PM

1965 posts since 10/1/2008
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I am currently working through G. Stobbe's "Yes You Can Learn How To Read Music". I'll keep you posted. R/

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:36:18 AM

187 posts since 8/10/2017

Your approach is how I have learned without notation.

The number one thing for me is the barest basic melody complete with being in time and having "soul" or "lift" or whatever you want to call it. If I can't do any of that, there's no use in doing anything more than that.

Next step is to add more notes, double-stops and anything else fancy, and to do so slowly over time as I'm able to figure them out.

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:26:25 AM

RobBob

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2545 posts since 6/26/2007

Of what I have seen of Strobbe's materials they are all first rate.

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:30:06 AM
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794 posts since 7/26/2015

I was working on teaching myself that way. Thoughts on these?


Edited by - soppinthegravy on 09/20/2018 01:31:32

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