Notes on Student Process (November 2015)

 

group one (3 students):

         -strategies:

-played at piano

-sang passages of the music

-sang abstract musical constructs and compared with the actual music

-compared expectations about musical grammar with reality

-didn't move bar by bar but skipped around the score to completed what they knew and then figured out what they didn't

-tried some analytical strategies suggested by instructor but

didn't find them helpful so tried other ones (didn't give up)

 

-my evaluation of their analysis:

-got the tricky spots and the big picture right, but missed some

 

group 2 (2 students):

-noticed patterns of repetition in the music didn't move bar by bar but skipped around the score to_complete what they knew and then figured out what they didn't

-compared expectations about musical grammar with reality

-evaluated musical features of importance using listening

 

my evaluation of their analysis:

-not as strong as first group

-needed more coaching to apply the content we'd learned to this particular example (they used that strategy sometimes, but not fully enough)

 

group 3 (2 students):_My notes were more incomplete on the process of this group (probably because I was getting more interested in teaching than meta-analysis of my teaching). But they reported looking for small details and then connecting them to a bigger picture.