Untying Gordian Knots brings together in one concise guide all of the major ideas and insights from the work of Edwin E. Gordon, a preeminent researcher, teacher, author, editor, and lecturer in the field of music education.
In this compilation, Dr. Gordon devotes one page each to the major themes of Music Learning Theory: how we learn when we learn music. Each page introduces the concept, defines it, and includes cross-references to other relevant publications for further investigation and insight.
Topics include: music aptitude and achievement; audiation; rhythm, breathing, and dance; teaching to individual differences; reading and writing music notation; sequencing a music curriculum, early childhood music, rating scales, solfege, and much more.
Gordian Knots is a window into the major themes that define the music education profession. Taken together, this booklet is also a profound testament to the diverse and significant contribution Dr. Gordon has made to how we understand-and therefore how best to teach-music.
Edwin E. Gordon is Distinguished Professor in Residence at the University of South Carolina and the author of more than eighteen books. Professor Gordon and his work have been portrayed nationally and internationally on the NBC Today Show, in The New York Times, in USA Today, and in a variety of European and Asian publications.