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Same problem-different Language
Sun Sep 7, 2014 23:18

It is interesting (and sometimes a little humorous) to see the sounding out, and slow reading process in music. The hurdles you see in fluency of your students are the same problems I notice in music reading. It is difficult to make the step from reciting fluently to putting it all together comprehension wise. You are right though that adding inflection and the overall flow of natural reading tempo is crucial as building blocks of comprehension, and instilling an excitement and joy for reading. Students in music that can get past this step quickly become more engaged and excited when they read and play music as well.

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