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Your monthly GIML missive
Gordon's Music Aptitude Tests with Dr. Terry Bacon
If you missed Terry Bacon's quarterly workshop on Gordon's music aptitude tests, then you are in luck! It is now available in the members-only area of the website. Log in to watch this fascinating discussion about music aptitude research.
California GIML Presents Dillon Walters
Join California GIML for Mindfulness in the Classroom, presented by Dillon Walters on September 17th at 3 pm PST.
From the Archive
GIML History Page
If you haven't checked it out, please look at the brand new GIML History page on our website!
Musical Child Abuse
In March of 1987, the University of Hartford honored Dr. Gordon with the Master Teacher
Award. Musical Child Abuse was the title of his address.
The title may seem harsh at first glance and an odd choice for someone accepting a teaching award from a prestigious university. After reading about Elvira Lord’s blackbirds and the news Dr. Gordon received while eating at a Chinese restaurant you might better understand why he chose this title. You will also see the connection between the Chinese restaurant and Dr. Gordon’s Master Thesis, A Progressive Method of String Bass Playing that we highlighted in our column a few months ago. Get a glimpse into life events that shaped Dr. Gordon’s outlook on teaching by going to the Edwin E. Gordon Archive at the University of South Carolina.
You can also access the paper, and many others, by going directly to the Gordon Archive. Go to the sidebar box and choose Papers. Scroll down the list on the right- hand side of the page and you will see the link to Musical Child Abuse. You might also enjoy peeking at session notes he used during his three-day residency at Hartford University. We hope you find this paper important and thought-provoking.
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