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Mathematical Melodies

Mathematical melodies is an all ages show that uses various songs to illustrate the deep connection between music and mathematics. Students count and clap along as they learn about rhythm, meter, form, and other musical concepts that are closely related to adding, multiplying and dividing. Students are encouraged to participate by accompanying the artist on a variety of percussion instruments that the artist brings to the show. The artist also plays songs that either originated in Louisiana, or songs that are about Louisiana, adding a cultural element to the program that speaks to the students in a personal and historical way.


Dave James


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Technical Needs

There are no technical needs necessary for this performance offering

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About Dave James

Dave James is a professional guitarist, singer, songwriter, and educator who has been working with Young Audiences for the past four years.  He has been working in music for over 20 years, both in Florida, and in Louisiana for the past 15 years. He is proficient in many styles, including jazz, blues, country, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues.  He also has performed with a number of different bands across Louisiana, and participated in many festivals.

Dave has performed with Gal Holiday, Amanda Shaw and many others, as well as performing at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival many times. He has recorded over 20 different CDs, with credits including Irene Sage, The Fessters and Gal Holiday. As a member of Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, he won the best of the beat award in 2009 and 2010 for both best country band and best country album.

Dave has also taught music and guitar for the past 15 years, mostly to young children.

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade


Character Development
Language and Arts
Louisiana Culture

Art Genre/s



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