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February 9, 2012


Suki: On Learning and Remembering

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(Special Event Images / Graphics) BaroqueAngel.jpgWe've all heard about the connection between music and math, that fostering musical interests has a positive effect on mathematical comprehension.  Myth or fact, and I found articles on both sides, there's an interesting concert this weekend worth attending for pure enjoyment.

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival offers a series of concerts. The first one, titled Exotic, goes well with the definition of baroque.  This is a good concert for introducing children to the baroque period in history.  In case you want to renew or discover the development of Baroque music before the concert, visit this source.

"The English word baroque is derived from the Italian barocco, meaning bizarre, though probably exuberant would be a better translation more accurately reflecting the sense. The usage of this term originated in the 1860s to describe the highly decorated style of 17th and 18th century religious and public buildings in Italy, Germany and Austria.

Later, during the early-to-mid 1900s, the term baroque was applied by association to music of the 17th and early 18th century, and today the term baroque has come to refer to a very clearly definable type or period of music which originated, broadly speaking, around 1600 and came to fruition between 1700 and 1750."

Suki tackles math and memorization.  Remember the school days when you had to recite the times tables through the 12's and when you did a perfect recitation you got a star by your name on the (Holidays) Valentine_DoYouLikeMe.jpgchart posted for everyone to see?  Remember how easy it was for some and how excruciatingly painful it was for others.  Times change.  Attention is being paid to the language of math and differing ways of learning.  I wonder if listening to baroque music would make memorizing times tables palatable.

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  Suki: On Learning and Remembering

(Photos General) SukiRedHead_138.jpgNeither of my kids learned their multiplication facts on schedule. The way the public school standards tell it, kids are just supposed to do it in third grade. You know, the way they're supposed to walk on schedule, talk on schedule, and read on schedule. My kids have been equally as dismal at being "normal" in all those categories!

Schools assume that you learn things in order, and all their materials are based on that assumption. And even materials that are not created for public schools tend to follow the same assumptions.

The thing is, kids don't learn things in a standard order. In fact, it's often the kids who are eventually going to become masters in a subject who seem to lag behind. There are numerous tales of mathematicians who couldn't add their way out of a paper bag. ("Let's see, one paper bag plus one mathematician... Oh, geez, I really should have memorized that one before I got stuck in this bag!') It's heartening to know this, but when you're in the thick of it, having a math-smart kid who can't remember 7×8 - much less 5×6 - is hard to deal with.

A recent e-mail list discussion I was in on tackled this subject. Here is some of the wisdom I gained..... continued>>>

 

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 Exotic Baroque

(Special Event Images / Graphics) BaroqueAngel.jpgSanta Cruz Baroque Festival
Featuring the California Koto Ensemble, Bach on Bars marimba ensemble, and the Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra

Saturday, 2/11, 7:30 -9:30pm,  All ages, Admission $3-23

The Baroque Festival launches its 39th concert season Evolution! with Exotic Baroque (Concert I) featuring an eclectic assortment of ensembles playing the music of Vivaldi, Bach, and other baroque composers. Virtuoso Shoko Hikage leads the California Koto Ensemble in Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, rendering this beloved masterwork with a Japanese aesthetic. The chromatic marimba originates in Guatemala and was certainly not part of the soundscape of Bach's Thomaskirche, but percussionist William Winant and his Bach on Bars marimba ensemble will inspire us to wonder 'what if. . .?' Rounding off the evening with a group of more familiar sounds and sights is Mesut Ã-zgen's recently formed Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra playing favorites of J.S. Bach.

Tickets can be purchased through the UCSC Ticket Office (santacruztickets.com, 831-459-2159) and the Civic Center Box Office.  For more information please visit www.scbaroque.org

A few words about the 2012 Season: We had a lot of fun exploring Endangered Musics in 2011 with one conceptual foot in the animal kingdom at several of our concerts. The coming season takes us from exploring extinction to looking at Evolution! Despite changes in leadership and finance baroque music did not go extinct in 1750. . . . What did baroque musical style evolve into? The Baroque Festival's Artistic Director Linda Burman-Hall seeks sought to answer this question this Spring of 2012 with a set of 5 concerts that illuminate the baroque family tree's reach into new territories.

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