In a previous post, I talked about how music and language are linked and how music is a universal language. We start by learning letters and words in speech, as we do with pitches and rhythms in music. As we grow, we learn more words that can add to our communication abilities with others to provide nuances and more accurate information. You might be thinking, but what about music? It can't communicate like that. Actually, music is great at communicating feelings and those nuances - just see this article from Dartmouth College!
The Music & Language Learning Center offers group classes and tutoring in several languages (Spanish, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, and French) and in various facets of music (Music History, Appreciation, Theory, Composition, and Conducting). Did you ever think about why music and language are linked together? Or how they are very much the same? In this blog, we are going to uncover the connections between music and language.
The holidays are approaching, and just as decorations are on porches, in windows, or in houses or stores holiday music will soon be heard in stores, restaurants, and homes. How does music enhance our holidays or other celebrations?
Grammar is a key component of any language. It provides a structure in which vocabulary can be arranged into a comprehensive sentence and a method for speakers to express themselves in conversation.
In a world that celebrates diversity, the intersection of music and language provides a unique avenue for fostering cultural understanding. It not only transcends geographical boundaries but also creates a bridge between individuals, communities, and nations. In this blog, we'll explore the transformative power of combining music and language to deepen cultural understanding.
I didn’t learn about music theory until I entered college. It was one of the most difficult subjects that I struggled with early on in my training, but without it, I would not be the musician that I am today. Sometimes it is not about the concept of music theory itself that poses the problem, but the exams for it.
In the early stages of my musical education, I strongly disliked taking music history exams. Back then, I couldn't see how these courses would benefit my clarinet playing. However, as I progressed in my musical journey, I came to realize the significant impact a solid understanding of music history had on my overall musical development. This knowledge has become a valuable asset, enabling me to make informed decisions when interpreting pieces, comprehend the structural nuances of musical works, and establish connections between the various pieces in my repertoire—both those I've already learned and those I continue to explore.
In my early days as a student, I always found that learning songs helped me build my vocabulary. Do you remember the songs that we learned to be able to learn the alphabet or even the days of the week? Even though learning a new language can be challenging, by adding music to the mix can make the process more enjoyable and effective. In this blog, we'll break down the straightforward ways in which music enhances language learning.
In the fast-paced world of education, the rise of self-paced courses is transforming the learning landscape. These courses provide learners with the invaluable flexibility to tailor their educational journey to their own schedule and pace. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits and unique advantages of self-paced courses, shedding light on how they empower individuals to take control of their learning experience.
Portuguese literature boasts a rich tapestry of stories that captivate readers of all ages. For young readers in particular, immersing them in the enchanting world of European Portuguese children's books can be an excellent way to foster a love for reading while providing cultural insights. In this curated list, we'll explore some of the best European Portuguese children's books that promise to delight and inspire young minds.
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