Active Listening as the Core Method in Teaching the Elements of Music

  • Leujim C. Martinez Universityof the Philippines Diliman


This paper suggests the art of activelistening as the main pedagogical tool for teaching the elements of music in the high school. Aside from using the traditional audio recordings as educational media materials, the researcher augments the listening materials with video footages of actual concerts as well as live musical performances in the classroom. The researcher emphasizes on the importance of active-listening on the part of the students, and the utilization of proper listening materials on the part of the music teacher. This study is conceived from the various works and researches from different music educators, pedagogues and scholars, which stressed the importance of developing the listening skill of the students. The methodologies presented in this action research are applied and executed by the researcher in his music literature classes in a laboratory school of a state university.