So one of my homeschooling friends (hi Cathie!) is really into the idea of different "learning modalities," you know, some people are auditory learners, some are tactile learners, that sort of thing. She always tells me that I am a classic visual learner. I admit I am not always sure that I buy it.
And then something comes along like this little YouTube gem.
And I think maybe there's something to it. Because when I watch an animation like that, I feel like I'm really hearing the music properly for the first time. It makes so much more sense to me.
(h/t Jimmy Akin)
ADDED: Many, many more at the animator's YouTube page here. I particularly got a lot out of his rendition of Mozart's Symphony No. 40, movement 1 -- the logic of the piece is made very obvious by the graphics. You can see the countless places where that little three-note "da-da dum" rhythm that begins the piece, a musical bit almost too short to be called a theme, recurs and recurs and ties the whole thing together.
My children were mesmerized by this. Oh, also, his stuff is available for download and he sells a $25 DVD. Could this be part of music education this year?