Music Informal Learning and the School A New Classroom Pedagogy

Author: Professor Lucy Green
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409493903
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This pioneering book reveals how the music classroom can draw upon the world of popular musicians' informal learning practices, so as to recognize and foster a range of musical skills and knowledge that have long been overlooked within music education. It investigates how far informal learning practices are possible and desirable in a classroom context; how they can affect young teenagers' musical skill and knowledge acquisition.

How Popular Musicians Learn

Author: Lucy Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351930222
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Popular musicians acquire some or all of their skills and knowledge informally, outside school or university, and with little help from trained instrumental teachers. How do they go about this process? Despite the fact that popular music has recently entered formal music education, we have as yet a limited understanding of the learning practices adopted by its musicians. Nor do we know why so many popular musicians in the past turned away from music education, or how young popular musicians today are responding to it. Drawing on a series of interviews with musicians aged between fifteen and fifty, Lucy Green explores the nature of pop musicians' informal learning practices, attitudes and values, the extent to which these altered over the last forty years, and the experiences of the musicians in formal music education. Through a comparison of the characteristics of informal pop music learning with those of more formal music education, the book offers insights into how we might re-invigorate the musical involvement of the population. Could the creation of a teaching culture that recognizes and rewards aural imitation, improvisation and experimentation, as well as commitment and passion, encourage more people to make music? Since the hardback publication of this book in 2001, the author has explored many of its themes through practical work in school classrooms. Her follow-up book, Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy (2008) appears in the same Ashgate series.

Future Prospects for Music Education

Author: Sidsel Karlsen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443836893
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Informal learning pedagogy has become a major topic within the international field of music education, due in no small part to Lucy Green’s groundbreaking research on popular musicians’ learning, as well as her subsequent efforts to turn her research findings into a pedagogy that can be implemented in comprehensive school music education. This has generated massive interest and attention among music education practitioners and scholars worldwide. With experience of studying and working within higher music education in the Nordic countries, the editors of this anthology, Sidsel Karlsen and Lauri Väkevä, are well acquainted with popular music-related informal learning pedagogies, which have formed an important aspect of comprehensive school music education in the Nordic countries for more than two decades. With this familiarity also comes a wish to contribute to the critical examination and further development of existing practices, by corroborating informal learning pedagogy in popular music from different angles. The introduction of this book explores different theoretical starting points for investigations of the formal-informal nexus. The following chapters, written by an international community of experienced music education scholars and practitioners, afford critical examinations of informal learning pedagogies from various perspectives, either theoretical or research-based. In the last chapter, Lucy Green paves the way for moving informal and aural learning into the traditional instrumental music lesson. Altogether, the anthology aims to explore some of the future prospects for music education with informal learning pedagogy as the focal point.

Hear Listen Play

Author: Lucy Green
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199995761
Format: PDF
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Hear, Listen, Play! is for all music teachers who are unfamiliar with, yet curious about the worlds of ear-playing, informal learning, improvisation, and vernacular musics. Based on years of systematic research, it provides a simple, flexible way for teachers to explore those worlds with students across instrumental, band and classroom contexts.

Psychology for Musicians

Author: Andreas C. Lehmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198033394
Format: PDF
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What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer still become musicians of international class. Psychology for Musicians provides the basis for answering this question. Examining the processes that underlie the acquisition of musical skills, Lehmann, Sloboda, and Woody provide a concise, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to psychological research for musicians.

Alternative Approaches in Music Education

Author: Ann C. Clements
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607098571
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides personalized case studies of music programs that are engaging in alternative approaches. The diversity of these real-world case studies will inspire questioning and curiosity, stimulate lively discussion and innovation, and provide much food for thought.

Music Gender Education

Author: Lucy Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521555227
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Facing the Music

Author: Huib Schippers
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195379756
Format: PDF
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Facing the Music' provides a rich resource for reflection and practice for all those involved in teaching and learning music in culturally diverse environments, from policy makers to classroom teachers. Schippers gradually unfolds the complexities and potential of learning and teaching music 'out of context.

Teaching Music with Purpose

Author: Peter Loel Boonshaft
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781574630763
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Meredith Music Resource). Like his first critically acclaimed international bestseller Teaching Music with Passion , this new book from Peter Boonshaft is even more poignant and powerful. Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Boonshaft's latest work is both inspirational and instructional and will definitely warm your heart and transform your teaching. (a href="http://youtu.be/bHQ21-tjgEU" target="_blank")Click here for a YouTube video on Teaching Music with Purpose(/a)

Developing the Musician

Author: Dr Mary Stakelum
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472403940
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This book takes a fresh look at 'the musician' and what constitutes 'development' within the fields of music psychology and music education. In doing so, it explores the relationship between formative experiences and the development of the musician in a range of music education settings. It includes the perspectives of classroom teachers, popular musicians, classical musicians and educators in higher education.