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1 Connecting with the Athletes in Your Secondary General Music Education Classes Presented by Rochelle R. Goldberg, Union-Endicott CSD.

2 There are two types of people that could fill Yankee Stadium: Ball Players and Musicians.

3 “The languages of baseball and music are interchangeable. Musicians on the stage and teams on the field are called by the same name-players. The most common terms on both fields are identical. Think rhythm, pitch, tempo, time.”

4 The Starting Line-up First years teaching The apples don’t fall far from the tree, parents and sports analogies. Coaches, Chorus and Conflict Shifting perspective, from ‘Leftovers’ to ‘Last Bastion’ Getting the book!

5 Every child needs a champion! Scoring points with your V.I.P’s (Very Important Pupils) Know the latest sports headlines Have something sports/team related in your classroom Inquire about/wish the kiddo’s luck on their upcoming games Be visible at a school sporting event

6 Bernie Williams Grew up in Puerto Rico with a love of both baseball and music Father a musician, brother is a Classical Cellist Decided to pursue baseball, but his love of music never wavered and was an integral part of his performance on the field. New York Yankees, five-time All-Star, Four time world Series Champion, multitude of accolades. Critically acclaimed musician: Jazz Guitarist. Influenced by jazz, classical, pop, Brazilian and Latin Styles.

7 “Rhythm was part of my childhood- and whether I was playing music or baseball-it all flowed from the same deep well called rhythm. It didn’t seem very different to me whether I had a guitar in my hand or a bat: the rhythms were the same.”

8 Music in Sports in Fairest Proportion! History of Music and Sports: In Greek Civilizations music and sport were viewed as synonymous, complimentary and above all BOTH necessary for a person’s full development and education. Plato: Mingle music with sport in the fairest of proportions! Sports and music go together, their sum greater than their parts.

9 Music’s Role in Modern Day Sports Psychology Intimidation Entertainment Energizing the Fans

10 Music in Modern Day Sports Entrance Music Team Theme Superbowl Halftime Show Big Business

11 The Value of Music for Athletes The skill set required to be a great musician is very similar to what’s required to play major league ball at a high level. Study’s show that music increases peak-level performance and endurance in athletes. Baseball is indisputably the most musically rhythmic and complex sport invented, full of rhythms and timing. If a batter understand their pitchers musically, the probability of being in sync with that pitch as you start your swing will be all that much higher. Fastball, slider, curve, change-up, sinker, cutter, all have a distinct ‘tempo’.

12 The Singing Bat: The home-run CRACK!! Every bat is like a musical instrument that when hit with a ball, sings in a different way. If a fielder has develop his auditory cortex through musical training, he should be better at using the different (bat) barrel sounds to assess where the ball is likely to go, he will get a good jump on the ball and be more likely to make the play.

13 Teaching in a Field of Dreams Your Packet Practice Rhythm Baseball, Basketball Rhythms of the Game in the Classroom. Music Trivia, kickball? Stomp

14 Teaching in a Field of Dreams Literacy Your entrance theme and why? Pedro Martinez (Red Sox Pitcher) Pedro Martinez (Cuban Drummer/Percussionist) Stadiums and Theatres, Acoustics Suzyn Waldman: Radio Broadcaster NY Yankees and former Broadway musical actress. WWII: Female Baseball League & ‘The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.”


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