Lynette Haddock

Biography

Having taught music (Elementary, Junior High, and College) for over thirty years, Professor Haddock writes from the experience of explaining the basic building blocks of music to students. With thirty years at the college level, L C Haddock has taught classes in Fundamentals of Music, as well as Theory and Musicianship (Sightsinging and Eartraining). Understanding how students learn has enabled her to concentrate on the smallest teachable concepts, hone her craft of presenting those concepts to her students, and watch the students successfully master the concepts.
In her words, “Textbooks sometimes lose track of the essential thread upon which most music concepts are based—key signatures. The reason we teach fundamentals of music is because there really are basic fundamentals in music. These fundamentals are the underpinnings of the superb music of the ages. They are used over and over and can be learned. My goal is to write mini-books that focus on mastery of these fundamentals, spiraling conceptual learning by systematically building new learning upon previous learning. Key signatures need to be learned before attempting scales. Once students learn key signatures, they can build and analyze chords, build and analyze intervals, and write major and minor scales. Building concept upon concept with intentional reinforcement of previous concepts results in solid academic understanding and retention.”

Lynette Haddock (pen name Grammy Lyn) is also the children's author of "The Three Spunkiens Find a Monkey" and "The Three Spunkiens on Safari," under the pen name of "Grammy Lyn." Growing up in Nigeria and Ghana, West Africa, and traveling the African continent, Grammy Lyn's children's books are full of animal adventure.

Books

Stop with the SQUAWK!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
In the town of Froghop lives a lonely parrot named Aku (AH-koo). Aku tries hard to make friends all day, but the other animals always run away. You see, his pleading parrot-hello is viewed as a bothersome SQUAWK. Poor Aku. He is a sad bird. One day, Abbot Rabbit and cousin Cabot Rabbit, with help from Ella Eagle, come up with a plan to help Aku STOP the SQUAWK. Something special happens!
The Three Siblings and the Weird Hill
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Three siblings—Sammy, Jenny, and Allie—discover a huge, weird hill and are surprised by what is inside the hill. Parents and children will enjoy this creative, rhyming, read aloud book in which young children can STOP AND DRAW the story—as they imagine it.
Music Basics of Intervals…A Little Help…Please!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
The purpose of this short ebook is as a supplement in learning basic intervals. If a student of music wants to understand the why and how of intervals, this will supplement other info on the subject. Concepts are presented sequentially in small, teachable segments. Anyone interested in becoming more adept at understanding intervals, whether out of curiosity or for a class, will find this helpful.
Music Basics of Notating Pitch: A Little Help…Please!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Administration / elementary & secondary
The purpose of this short eBook is as a supplement in learning the basics of music PITCH. If you walk to a piano and play one note on the right side of the piano and one note on the left of the piano, you will hear a difference in pitch, the highness and lowness of sound. If a student of music wants to understand how musical pitch is written, this will supplement other information on the subject.
Basics of Triad Chords: A Little Help…Please!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory
The purpose of this short book is as a supplement in learning chords, specifically triads. If someone wants to understand the why and how of chords, this will supplement other information on the subject. Concepts are presented sequentially in small, teachable segments. Students have been the recipients of this methodology and have expressed gratitude to Prof Haddock.
Major Scales and Key Signatures A Little Help…Please!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
The purpose of this short book is as a supplement in learning major scales and key signatures. If someone wants to understand the why and how of major scales and key signatures, this will supplement other information on the subject. Concepts are presented sequentially in small, teachable segments. Students have been the recipients of this methodology and have expressed gratitude to Prof Haddock.

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