If you've read some of my previous blog posts, you know that helping my students to build solid musicianship skills (ear training, improvising, harmonizing, transposing, etc.) is one of the foundations of my teaching philosophy. However, it often can be difficult to fit these skills into our lessons on a regular basis when much of our time is occupied with working on repertoire, music theory, and technique.
My strategy with my own students has been to rotate through these musicianship skills by using many of the free resources I have posted here on my website, along with others that have been generously shared by other educators from around the web. So, starting this month, I will be highlighting one musicianship skill each month and sharing some of my favorite free resources related to that skill. It is my goal to give teachers new inspiration and helpful resources for fitting these musicianship skills into their lessons on a regular basis.
Would you like to join in on the fun? If so, read on for resources related to the musicianship skill I will be highlighting in December: lead sheet playing!