Teclado Didatico para o Ensino da Musica (Didactic Keyboard for Music Teaching) TEDEM - "Didactic Keyboarding for Music Teaching" is an instrument created by the flute player Estevao Teixeira. The objective is to facilitate the musical training through the visualization of scales, chords and intervals on a keyboard in which the keys that rise from the horizontal plane allow a better vision and comprehension of all musical structures. The scales are visualized through "musical geography" provided by the "low relief" of raised keys. In other words, it highlights what is demonstrated, by the empty spaces left by the raised keys.
Didactic Keyboard for Music Teaching
The method is completed when the student identifies the interval, chord or scale, and reproduces what he sees and feels in his own instrument.

The proposal is "to take the music from the paper and release it in the air" untying music teaching from the initial compulsory reading and writing in the line. Conducing the student to primarily feel what he is about to play, perceiving each chord, in an apprenticeship that precedes the written information.

The TEDEM is similar to a game, where the student plays in his musical instrument (flute, piano, violin, sax, guitar, etc.) what he sees, for all musical circumstances, having the keyboard as an illustrated panel.

The idea with this method is to have a bigTENDEM hanging in front of the room and additional, smaller ones, distributed to students. The TENDEMs will serve as basic tools for proposed exercises with the understanding that everything will be reproduced in the instruments.

"A new perspective for Music Teaching"
The Course content initiated from didactic experiences developed with the TEDEM- Didactic Keyboarding for Music Teaching, created by professor Estevao Teixeira. Despite the name containing a reference to keyboarding, the course is directed for all instruments and musicians. The keyboard is an illustrated panel for understanding of musical structures, intervals, chords and scales.
The theory concepts regarding the tonal system formation, theory, harmony and musical perception initially visualized through TEDEM will be addressed. The method will be comprehended through each instrument, with the examples and music that will accompany the course.

The course idealization has its origin in the practical realization of a deficiency observed at the conservatories and traditional music schools, where musical teaching is based on lines reading and writing. It super values technical aspects of learning, ignoring the musical perception side, the "conscious listening", the feel and auditive identification of musical elements - before being able to understand (them) in paper. The course aims to take the popular musician's experience inside the traditional school, absorbing the form in which he conceives and comprehends the musical structure, starting from the way of the bass, the music as a whole, understanding the formation of chords within the popular language- the sum method.

The main goal is to show music instructors and students a new teaching proposal, which seeks to value the musical perception, updating information in the teaching of "Musica Popular Brasileira" (Popular Brazilian Music) in the schools. It will match the language of students who do not accept outdated rules and who need to be prepared for a new job market. The instructor needs to get back to playing, while falling in love with the music again. By uncovering another side of musical knowledge and sensitivity, his/her personal satisfaction will be decisive for the incentive and integration with the students.

- To direct the teaching through TEDEM for each specific instrument: guitar, piano, flute, sax, etc stimulating "playing by ear" (practice that has been reproved for years by traditional schools), with the perspective of a varied repertoire, enabling the students to practice music in varied musical styles.

- To question and offer new solutions in relation to the way our students are being prepared for the job market. The professional path through the scholarly music is scarce, and the job field has been reduced; it re-affirms the need of music schools to seek with more attention the "popular music" teaching side. The latter will allow more space and survival condicoes within the difficult job market that faces us these days.

- To make available new tools for music teachers, so that starting with TEDEM they can develop new ways of teaching offering an individual didactic-pedagogic contribution to the method.

- To reflect about the training that is being offered to students, keeping in mind not to train only teachers, but music teachers that are sensitive to changes. And so adapting to the context of a country where the musicality blooms in the most diversified styles, in all social levels.

The course will be offered in two modules - two weekends- for a total of 40 hours. The first part of the program is the presentation of the method, theory concepts, and the tonal system formation history. This will be followed by the practical part, where everyone will be engaged in perception exercises. And then groups will be formed (according with instrument category: piano, guitar, recorder, flute, sax/clarinet/oboe, etc.) to assist in the assimilation of the methodology proposed in this method. This will be done through the visualization of musical forms within TEDEM, in association with the practice of groups of each instrument. Each group will be attended to individually, applying TEDEM for theoretical comprehension of everything that has been played by students.
The mornings will be utilized for theory classes, joining all participating students. In the afternoon the groups will attend at distinct times, according with each instrument category. Group auditions will take place at the end of the day, when each participant will play in groups that were formed for the development of activities. All must participate.

Starting with experiences developed in schools and music conservatories, such as: CIGAM -"Centro Ian Guest de Aperfeicoamento Musical" (Center Ian Guest for Music Improvement) Rio de Janeiro, "Conservatorio Estadual de Musica de Leopoldina" (State Music Conservatory of Leopoldina), "Conservatorio Brasileiro de Musica (Brazilian Music Conservatory) - Rio de Janeiro, " Conservatorio Estadual de Music de Juiz de Fora"(State Music Conservatory of Juiz de For a), the methodology utilized by TEDEM gains credibility among instructors and students. It makes possible a new musical structure comprehension form, awakening the interest for perception, valuing the music practice inside the traditional school. The student must always be attentive to what he plays. TEDEM will provide a sound awareness, of chords inside the music, the scale that might be played within each chord, favoring an improvisation exercise, creativity, freedom spirit that must be always associated to any artistic activity. TEDEM is not a single idea; it is an initial idea receptive to other instructors' discoveries- new ideas that will be progressively incorporated to the method. The most important thing is to facilitate access to music for every person; to socialize this form of expression that is directly linked to our life, which is part of the essence of life itself!
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