Improvisation and Music Education

Author: Ajay Heble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317569938
Format: PDF
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This book offers compelling new perspectives on the revolutionary potential of improvisation pedagogy. Bringing together contributions from leading musicians, scholars, and teachers from around the world, the volume articulates how improvisation can breathe new life into old curricula; how it can help teachers and students to communicate more effectively; how it can break down damaging ideological boundaries between classrooms and communities; and how it can help students become more thoughtful, engaged, and activist global citizens. In the last two decades, a growing number of music educators, music education researchers, musicologists, cultural theorists, creative practitioners, and ethnomusicologists have suggested that a greater emphasis on improvisation in music performance, history, and theory classes offers enormous potential for pedagogical enrichment. This book will help educators realize that potential by exploring improvisation along a variety of trajectories. Essays offer readers both theoretical explorations of improvisation and music education from a wide array of vantage points, and practical explanations of how the theory can be implemented in real situations in communities and classrooms. It will therefore be of interest to teachers and students in numerous modes of pedagogy and fields of study, as well as students and faculty in the academic fields of music education, jazz studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, cultural studies, and popular culture studies.

Contemporary Research in Music Learning Across the Lifespan

Author: Jennifer Bugos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317231503
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines contemporary issues in music teaching and learning throughout the lifespan, illuminating an emerging nexus of trends shaping modern research in music education. In the past, most music learning opportunities and research were focused upon the pre-adult population. Yet, music education occurs throughout the lifespan, from birth until death, emerging not only through traditional formal ensembles and courses, but increasingly through informal settings as well. This book challenges previous assumptions in music education and offers theoretical perspectives that can guide contemporary research and practice. Exploring music teaching and learning practices through the lens of human development, sections highlight recent research on topics that shape music learning trajectories. Themes uniting the book include human development, assessment strategies, technological applications, professional practices, and cultural understanding. The volume deconstructs and reformulates performance ensembles to foster mutually rewarding collaborations across miles and generations. It develops new measures and strategies for assessment practices for professionals as well as frameworks for guiding students to employ effective strategies for self-assessment. Supplemental critical thinking questions focus the reader on research applications and provide insight into future research topics. This volume joining established experts and emerging scholars at the forefront of this multifaceted frontier is essential reading for educators, researchers, and scholars, who will make the promises of the 21st century a reality in music education. It will be of interest to a range of fields including music therapy, lifelong learning, adult learning, human development, community music, psychology of music, and research design.

Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Graham McPhail
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351613561
Format: PDF, ePub
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Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a fascinating case study in educational change. The music curriculum has been greatly affected by deep cultural and economic forces such as the growth of popular music's importance in young people's lives, by demands for inclusive and multicultural education, and not least by advances in technology that promise to invigorate all aspects of teaching and learning. This book brings together the work of a number of leading music education scholars and teachers from Aotearoa/New Zealand to both explore these issues and to share case studies of practice: both the positive changes and the unintended consequences. Each chapter focuses on a current issue in music education and the final chapter contains responses from a number of practitioners to the issues raised by the authors, drawing together the practical and theoretical dimensions of the book.

Arts Based Methods in Education Around the World

Author: Tatiana Chemi
Publisher: River Publishers
ISBN: 8793609388
Format: PDF, Docs
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Arts-Based Methods in Education Around the World aims to investigate arts-based encounters in educational settings in response to a global need for studies that connect the cultural, inter-cultural, cross-cultural, and global elements of arts-based methods in education. In this extraordinary collection, contributions are collected from experts all over the world and involve a multiplicity of arts genres and traditions. These contributions bring together diverse cultural and educational perspectives and include a large variety of artistic genres and research methodologies. The topics covered in the book range from policies to pedagogies, from social impact to philosophical conceptualisations. They are informative on specific topics, but also offer a clear monitoring of the ways in which the general attention to the arts in education evolves through time.

Studies in Historical Improvisation

Author: Massimiliano Guido
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317048938
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a musical blossoming out of the capricious genius of the player—that dominated throughout the twentieth century. In the Renaissance and Baroque eras, composing in the mind (alla mente) had an important didactic function. For several categories of musicians, the teaching of counterpoint happened almost entirely through practice on their own instruments. This volume offers the first systematic exploration of the close relationship among improvisation, music theory, and practical musicianship from late Renaissance into the Baroque era. It is not a historical survey per se, but rather aims to re-establish the importance of such a combination as a pedagogical tool for a better understanding of the musical idioms of these periods. The authors are concerned with the transferral of historical practices to the modern classroom, discussing new ways of revitalising the study and appreciation of early music. The relevance and utility of such an improvisation-based approach also changes our understanding of the balance between theoretical and practical sources in the primary literature, as well as the concept of music theory itself. Alongside a word-centred theoretical tradition, in which rules are described in verbiage and enriched by musical examples, we are rediscovering the importance of a music-centred tradition, especially in Spain and Italy, where the music stands alone and the learner must distil the rules by learning and playing the music. Throughout its various sections, the volume explores the path of improvisation from theory to practice and back again.

Soziale Aspekte des Musiklernens Social Aspects of Music Learning

Author: Bernd Clausen
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830988729
Format: PDF
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Die Untersuchung und Beschreibung musikbezogener Lehr- und Lernprozesse zählen zu den Kernthemen musikpädagogischer Forschung. Fragen nach dem, wie und was gelernt wird bzw. welche Aspekte in diesem Zusammenhang Bedeutung erlangen u.v.m., spielen in der musikpa?dagogischen Kompetenzforschung ebenso eine Rolle wie in bildungsphilosophischen Überlegungen, in komparativen Zugängen oder in historisch orientierten Untersuchungen. Entsprechend vielfältig fallen die Antworten aus. Der 39. Tagungsband des Arbeitskreises musikpädagogische Forschung (AMPF) leuchtet mit seinen Beiträgen der Jahreskonferenz in Bad Wildbad 2017 forschungsmethodologisch vielfältig zum einen konkrete fachspezifische Fragestellungen nach dem Sozialen in musikalischen Lernprozessen aus. Zum anderen gehen die Beiträge unter dieser Themensetzung auch gesellschaftlichen sowie (bildungs-)politischen Überlegungen nach. In der Gesamtschau wird erkennbar, welche Aufgaben sich aus der Fokussierung sozialer Aspekte des Musiklernens für die Musikpädagogik in Forschung und Praxis ergeben.

Music meaning and transformation

Author: Steve C. Dillon
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:
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Music, Meaning and Transformation: meaningful music making for life, examines the musical experiences that students find meaningful and the ways in which teachers, parents and community music leaders might provide access to meaningful music education. This is particularly relevant today because school music often fails to provide sustainable access to music making for life, health and wellbeing beyond school. This book seeks to reframe the focus of music education within a pragmatist philosophy and provide a framework that is culturally and chronologically inclusive.The approach involves an intensely personal music teachers' journey that privilege the voices of students and teachers of a music making community and sets these against rigorous long termed qualitative methodologies.Music education is shifting focus away from music as an object and process towards the meaning experienced by the student personally, socially and culturally. This is an important and fundamental issue for the development of philosophy for pre-service and practicing music teachers and community music project leaders. The focus now needs to be upon the 98% who could have music as a significant expressive force in their lives as a means of facilitating social inclusion, for mental health and well being and to have access to the sense of belonging that community music making can bring as a lifelong activity. The book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to music education that leads to a music education for all for life. This book emphasises the maker in context examining: the student as maker, the teacher as builder and designer and the school as village.The relationship between music making, education and health and well being has been and is the subject of many research projects and national and international reviews. Seldom though in these studies has there been any attempt to identify the qualities of successful and sustainable interactions with music making, the qualities of good teaching and good teaching practice. The focus of this book is to provide simple but effective tools for evaluating and testing the meaning evident in a music-making context, identify the modes of engagement and establish the unique expressive music making needs of twenty first century communities.For further information see http://savetodisc.net

The composer s handbook

Author: Bruce Cole
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
ISBN: 9780946535804
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Schott). Anyone who can pick up a pencil can draw. Anyone who can sing or play an instrument can compose. "The Composer's Handbook" is a step-by-step guide to the composition of melody, harmony, form and texture and covers styles and techniques from plainchant to minimalism, rock and rave. - for composers aged 11-18 * games and groupwork for the beginner * projects for the more advanced * illustrations and worked examples of complete pieces