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Music Learning Theory

Jere T. Humphreys

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2013 |
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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An explanation of music learning developed by the American music educator and scholar Edwin E. Gordon (b 1927). Based on audiation and students’ individual musical differences, it takes into account discrimination and inference learning in terms of tonal, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns. It encompasses a unique system of rhythm and rhythm solfège, and harmonic improvisation is a central component. The theory has led to international development of music teaching material for students of different

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Subjects: Music

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