Early College Folio


This paper describes the author’s practice of “layered arranging” in music education. As a response to the range of ages and skill levels of students at Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock, this pedagogical approach allows for experienced students to work with level-appropriate material while less experienced students may participate supportively through simplified chord progressions.

blues_for_alice-original.mp3 (56 kB)
"Blues for Alice" Original

blues_for_alice-simple.mp3 (61 kB)
"Blues for Alice" Simplified