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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

and his sister

the kids from Salzburg

an interactive orchestra map

tactile engagement

"This changes everything" -TED Speaker Jay Berckley

Follow Beethoven from Bonn to Vienna

the storm of the century

only 1 person hasn't heard his last symphony

find your way across

the Middle East

using your ears and melodies

the American language

JAZZ

the integration of white and black keys

Music is visual

learn to see melodies and rhythms around you

"At last music history is fun!" Dr. Menghini, Pres. Vandercook College of Music

INTERACTIVE LISTENING a new approach to music

Mozart Beethoven Dylan Miles

what is interactive listening?

Music education designed by teachers for an interactive classroom experience using the edge of technology. For the first time, students can discover music while they read, not after. For the first time listeners can get instant feedback about their listening skills with over 50 automated quizzes throughout the book. This music iBook also attempts to create visual relationships with the sound of music. In recent MRI scans, musicians brains have been shown to use the visual area of the brain more than non-musicians. In this new approach to music, students have a textbook that asks them to see music as much as they hear it.

change music history and education

Why has music been written in caves, ships, and cathedrals in every corner of the human Odyssey? Interactive Listening was designed by two music professors to test your ears, eyes, and mind in an experiential search for the truth about what music really is. Use technology to chase the truth about real music history. Interactive Listening reverses the educational process of traditional music by building active classroom experiences that replace passive learning. At the intersection of music history, music appreciation, and musical language, Interactive Listening is designed as a comprehensive overhaul to the music classroom, band rehearsal, or concert listening experience. Students will understand the roles of each instrument, musical elements, counterpoint, and cultural depth of music that is often overlooked in the traditional textbook process. Click here to find us on iTunes

use technology

For the first time, students can discover music while they read, not after. For the first time listeners can get instant feedback about their listening skills with over 50 automated quizzes throughout the book. This music book also attempts to create visual relationships with the sound of music. In recent MRI scans, musicians’ brains have been shown to use the visual area of the brain more than non-musicians. In this new approach to music, students have a textbook that asks them to see music as much as they hear it. When music teachers or conductors communicate, they wave their hands in visual space. Shouldn’t listeners be learning to hear music in this same part of the brain?

tools to help teachers

The Enhanced Digital edition offers 230 pages of videos, interactive pictures, interactive quiz questions, over 120 built in music samples and more exciting content is now available on iTunes for $14.99. Music history and music appreciation are often a music teacher’s most difficult class. The traditional music textbook model offers little engagement for music students in the classroom. This textbook creates a set of tools and a new path through the woods of music history. Visit the Teacher’s Lounge for more tools and resources.

 

Matthew RichmondMusic Professor at UNC Asheville
"Interactive Listening" is a thorough and engaging text. By presenting music fundamentals and history in a conversational, exploratory style, it invites students from every background to approach music in ways that make sense to them. The examples and assignments are well-chosen to eliminate the "dead white guy" syndrome that still plagues too many music courses.

Global Digital Culture

Interactive Listening takes a global view on music education. From Blues, Gospel, and Hip Hop in the US to Indonesian, African, and Tibetan music, this tactile approach to culture and history races into subjects that have been are traditionally a teacher's swamp in the classroom.

Critical Thinking and Strategy

Like a campaign in chess, orchestras and wind ensembles perform massive strategies of music. Being a listener requires critical skills to perceive the works of great composers. Visualizing the weaving of melodies across an ensemble require practice, patience, and many defeats. "My discovery was the result of musical perception." -Albert Einstein on relativity

Abstract Solutions

Music inspires as much as it confuses. Like liquid in our imagination, it can be touched, felt, but not held.

Music History is transformed into an interactive experience on the iPad

change music history

In recent MRI scans, musicians brains have been shown to use the visual area of the brain more than non-musicians. In this new approach to music, students have a textbook that asks them to see music as much as they hear it. When music teachers or conductors communicate, they wave their hands in visual space. Shouldn’t listeners be learning to hear music in this same part of the brain?

We are excited to announce the release of the iBook version of Interactive Listening. The Enhanced Digital edition offers 230 pages of videos, interactive pictures, interactive quiz questions, over 120 built in music samples and more exciting content is now available on iTunes for $14.99. Music history and music appreciation are often a music teacher’s most difficult class. The traditional music textbook model offers little engagement for music students in the classroom. This textbook creates a set of tools and a new path through the woods of music history.

For the first time, students can discover music while they read, not after. For the first time listeners can get instant feedback about their listening skills with over 50 automated quizzes throughout the book. This music book also attempts to create visual relationships with the sound of music.

Music Education now available on iPad!

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