TEACHING INDONESIAN GAMELAN WITH OR WITHOUT AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS

TEACHING INDONESIAN GAMELAN WITH OR WITHOUT AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS

In this 3rd blog of the series, our weekly blog is focussing on giving tips for teaching Indonesian gamelan in the classroom. Regardless of the genre, our tips will always come under the following headings which we believe are the most important areas to think about when teaching a world-music lesson or scheme of work:

  • Instrumentation

  • Technique

  • Cultural Significance & Classic Motifs 

  • Leadership & Classroom Management

TEACHING BRAZILIAN SAMBA DRUMMING WITH OR WITHOUT AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS

TEACHING BRAZILIAN SAMBA DRUMMING WITH OR WITHOUT AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS

In this 2nd blog of the series, our weekly blogs will focus on giving tips for teaching different genres of world-music in the classroom. Regardless of the genre, our tips will always come under the following headings which we believe are the most important areas to think about when teaching a world-music lesson or scheme of work:

  • Instrumentation

  • Technique

  • Cultural Significance & Classic Motifs 

  • Leadership & Classroom Management

This week we’re focusing on teaching Brazilian samba drumming!

TEACHING WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH OR WITHOUT AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS

TEACHING WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH OR WITHOUT AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS

Over the next few weeks, our weekly blogs will focus on giving tips for teaching different genres of world-music in the classroom. Regardless of the genre, our tips will always come under the following headings which we believe are the most important areas to think about when teaching a world-music lesson or scheme of work:

  • Instrumentation

  • Technique

  • Cultural Significance & Classic Motifs 

  • Leadership & Classroom Management

This week we’re focusing on teaching West African drumming.

DIFFERENT METHODS FOR TEACHING MUSIC AURALLY IN WHOLE-CLASS INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS

DIFFERENT METHODS FOR TEACHING MUSIC AURALLY IN WHOLE-CLASS INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS

The majority of world-music styles/genres are learnt in their home cultures without using notation. The teacher usually conveys all the necessary information either verbally or via demonstration on their instrument. In larger ensembles (such as Rio-style samba or Balinese gamelan gong gede) there is also a fair amount of peer learning when many people are playing the same part. What can we learn from these teaching methods and apply to our own whole-class instrumental lessons?