Archive for February, 2011
Thinking about attending the MTD Level One in Houston, Texas?
Many music therapists are familiar with the djembe. Another somewhat related regional instrument is the krin. Check it out.
Thinking you might be interested in an MTD training, or perhaps a regional conference, or both? Check out this video prefacing the Lake Geneva location and GLR conference happenings.
What instruments you use, and how often? Anything unique with a particular purpose? Something that you’ve found to be indispensable within your practice?
A rhythmic phrase that cycles over and over again is like an old-fashioned merry-go-round. Orientation is an awareness of how not only to grab onto one “ring” within a rhythmic phrase, but any of the “rings” (notes) within the cycle.
We’ve all been in that situation where we are tapping our toe along to a jazz solo (or to some other music style solo), and all of a sudden, we realize that we might not be tapping on the beat we thought we were. This is a description of fortitude, and how it relates to rhythmic acuity.
The Rhythmic Acuity Measurement Scale, or RAMS, is a tool that assesses one’s current level of rhythmic acuity in nine different developmental categories. RAMS initially seeks to play a role in helping therapists to develop our own rhythmic acuity.