- FundaMusic Turns Into Mr. Noteman!
- Acoustic Acapella Hymn Solo #2 – Be Thou My Vision
- Acoustic Acapella Hymn Solo #1 – Amazing Grace
- New Year, New FundaMusic!
- True Education Is “With,” Not “At”
- What Do Beethoven and Books Have in Common?
- A Note by Any Other Name…
- Make Your Own Music Games
- What Are Music Manipulatives?
- Teaching Music to Preschool Children
Author Archives: Curtis Hollembeak
We have had a change in brand, and, I think, it is a change for the better. All our efforts will now be put into developing the new Mr. Noteman site. In case you are wondering, Mr. Noteman is the … Continue reading
What a beautiful song! This one has been a favorite of mine since I first heard it. I recorded this solo in the glassed-in entrance to the main auditorium of the Berean Baptist Church in Rockford, IL. The acoustics of … Continue reading
The title pretty much sums up what we have here. In this age of over-processed, over-compressed, digitally manipulated audio, I decided I would like to do one of the things I love best — stand in an acoustically interesting place, … Continue reading
2012 is here! I have had so many thoughts about the direction I need to be taking with FundaMusic, it’s hard to determine where to begin. I have already begun taking several steps toward creating incredible content that I trust … Continue reading
I would contend that people truly learn only through experience. A person who has not personally grappled with a subject does not really understand that subject. This concept of personally struggling through the process of learning comes from within the … Continue reading
I am fascinated by the ability of music to communicate. In my music classroom, I can walk over to a piano, ask the children to guess what I am thinking of as I play the piano, and invariably, within 2 … Continue reading
It is amazing how much musical information can be conveyed by a single written note. For example, when teaching notes to small children, I like to refer to the fact that most of us have at least 3 names–our first … Continue reading
My previous post was about music manipulatives, what they are, and how I use them to teach musical concepts. You can start using these fun tools for teaching music today in your homeschool. Here is a link to a set … Continue reading
In my business, I throw the term “music manipulatives” around a lot. It is a term that is not particularly common; however, it perfectly describes what they are. The dictionary definition of manipulatives is: Any of various objects or materials … Continue reading