The Power of Incentive

This is a diagram of the circle of fourths. It demonstrates the order of flats and sharps for determining key signatures in music.

How do you get a kid to do something for which they have limited interest? Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right incentive. This summer, I wanted my 13-year old son to learn the twelve major scales on his instrument. (Knowing scales is foundational for all music making,…

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