Hear, Listen, Play!
How to Free Your Students' Aural, Improvisation, and Performance Skills
Reviews and Awards
"Building on her continuing research about how musicians learn, Lucy Green has fashioned a fascinating and powerfully rendered accounting of how music teachers might include playing by ear and improvisation instruction in a variety of class, studio and ensemble settings. Overall, the book is musically authentic, brilliantly conceived, and centered exactly where contemporary music teaching needs to be." - Peter R. Webster, Emeritus Professor, Northwestern University, Scholar in Residence, University of Southern California
"Pure logic: This book underscores the direct route that students can take from the musical sound itself to their approximation of it on piano, violin, clarinet, trumpet, and dozens of instruments. It enthusiastically reinforces ear-playing as a most natural pathway of learning music, and is made all the more credible by the research base that precedes this pedagogical practice." - Patricia Shehan Campbell, University of Washington
"This book is an invaluable extension of Greens earlier work on informal music pedagogy to individual instrument teaching and ensemble settings. The section on strategies for supporting ear-playing in the Musical Futures classroom is a much needed and valued addition. Anyone who teaches music in any setting should have this book on his or her bookshelf." - Dr. Ruth Wright, Assistant Dean Music Research, Western University Canada, Musical Futures Canada project leader.
"The integration of rigorous, mixed-methods research with practical, down-to-earth advice is freeiring. Lucy Green's work has already changed the landscape in many High School music lessons around the world; her HeLP approach now has potential to transform teaching and learning in instrumental lessons, ensemble coaching and classrooms." - Tim Cain, Edge Hill University