You might think that music is a simple thing when just listening to the radio but there are some complex elements such as tempo, pitch, intervals, modes, scales and many more that work together to deliver what we hear. Over the last year I have become fascinated with music theory and at the same time frustrated at the lack of good clear instruction on the subject that could make sense to me in layman's terms. Until I discovered Howard Goodall.
Howard is a classically trained composer and presenter on TV and Radio. He has created a number of TV shows such as The Story of Music and How music works. If you are a trainer or creator of training content take a look at some of his videos on YouTube and watch how he is able to describe complex concepts simply, how he uses props, clips, sounds, visuals almost all the time to help keep things clear. This guy takes VARK to the extreme and as a result you end up learning more and enjoying the presentation. Teachers, trainers and coaches, we can learn a lot from Howard's ability to simplify and use of the familiar everyday things to understand more complex foreign concepts.
Below is a link to How Music Works - Melody - Part one for those interested in picking up some presenting tricks from someone I consider to be a master at teaching and presenting.