A music education blog carnival is a monthly post that links to several new music education blog posts across the web. June’s edition features a sampling of blog posts published in May 2014.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of teaching pop music in private music lessons. Incorporating songs that your student knows (with some discretion, of course) can improve their interest, engagement, and excitement about lessons — especially if it’s one of their favorites!
Here’s an example of how I used pop music to teach one of my bass students about chord progression analysis, bass line creation, and musical cadences. We even worked on some ear training, too!