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Musical Literacy Matters

In a digital world where we can play any song at the click of a button, we often use our ears more than our eyes to engage with and understand music. While it is important to interpret and learn music by ear, it is also important to learn how to read, write, and play or sing music by notation. According to the Swedish Royal Academy of Music's multi-talented musician, composer, educator, and researcher, Sven Ahlbäck:

Being able to read written language is not just to understand and reproduce words: The literary experience happens in the interaction between the text and the cognitive process of interpreting it--it involves imagination, interpretation, comprehension, and fantasy.

Learn more here about how music literacy impacts music development and technology tools educators can use to enhance their students' knowledge of music notation.

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