The Effect of Varied Uses of Gordon's Learning Sequence Activities on Fourth Graders' Musical...

December 1, 1995 / By: Randy Edinger

The Musical Aptitude Profile (MAP) is a standardized test written by Dr. Edwin Gordon (1988). It is used to test a person's aptitude for music via his or her ability to audiate, or use inner hearing skills. The test is normed so it can be used by school-age students beginning in the fourth grade. Gordon has also authored a curriculum made up of a hierarchy of tonal and rhythm patterns and exercises to improve students' audiation skills. He based the curriculum on his music learning theory, and called the patterns Learning Sequence Activities.