Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom. The Second Edition: Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary. Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States. Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music. Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds. Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.
Author: Hildegard Froehlich,Gareth Dylan Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Ein unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk für die Musikpädagogik Das Handbuch der Musikpädagogik zeichnet ein Bild der Themen und Herangehensweisen der Forschungsdisziplin Musikpädagogik und führt in ihre Grundlagen und Diskurse ein. Dabei werden erstmals alle relevanten Teilbereiche des Faches berücksichtigt. Behandelt werden Themenfelder von den Begründungen und Kontexten der Musikpädagogik über die Akteure und ihre Handlungsfelder, Perspektiven auf das Lernen bis hin zu Orten musikpädagogischen Handelns und der Forschungsdisziplin selbst. Dieses Handbuch dient als Überblickswerk und stellt für Lehrende, Studierende, Forschende und Akteure der Kulturpolitik ein seit langem erwartetes, umfassendes deutschsprachiges Nachschlagewerk dar.
Grundlagen - Forschung - Diskurse
Author: Michael Dartsch,Jens Knigge,Anne Niessen,Friedrich Platz,Christine Stöger
Publisher: UTB GmbH
The Music Learning Profiles Project: Let’s Take This Outside uses ethnographic techniques and modified case studies to profile musicians active in a wide range of musical contexts not typically found in traditional music education settings. The book illuminates diverse music learning practices in order to impact music education in classrooms. It goes on to describe the Music Learning Profiles Project, a group of scholars dedicated to developing techniques to explore music learning, which they call "flash study analysis." Twenty musicians were interviewed, invited to talk about what they do, how they learned to do it, and prompted to: Identify key learning experiences Discuss their involvement in formal learning environments Predict how they see musicking practices passing to a future generation The Music Learning Profiles Project offers a nuanced understanding of the myriad approaches to music learning that have emerged in the early part of the twenty-first century.
Let's Take This Outside
Author: Radio Cremata,Joseph Michael Pignato,Bryan Powell,Gareth Dylan Smith
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Educationdraws together current thinking and practice on popular music education from empirical, ethnographic, sociological and philosophical perspectives. Through a series of unique chapters from authors working at the forefront of music education, this book explores the ways in which an international group of music educators each approach popular music education. Chapters discuss pedagogies from across the spectrum of formal to informal learning, including “outside” and “other” perspectives that provide insight into the myriad ways in which popular music education is developed and implemented. The book is organized into the following sections: - Conceptualizing Popular Music Education - Musical, Creative and Professional Development - Originating Popular Music - Popular Music Education in Schools - Identity, Meaning and Value in Popular Music Education - Formal Education, Creativities and Assessment Contributions from academics, teachers, and practitioners make this an innovative and exciting volume for students, teachers, researchers and professors in popular music studies and music education.
Perspectives and Practices
Author: Zack Moir,Bryan Powell,Gareth Dylan Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Popular music is a growing presence in education, formal and otherwise, from primary school to postgraduate study. Programmes, courses and modules in popular music studies, popular music performance, songwriting and areas of music technology are becoming commonplace across higher education. Additionally, specialist pop/rock/jazz graded exam syllabi, such as RockSchool and Trinity Rock and Pop, have emerged in recent years, meaning that it is now possible for school leavers in some countries to meet university entry requirements having studied only popular music. In the context of teacher education, classroom teachers and music-specialists alike are becoming increasingly empowered to introduce popular music into their classrooms. At present, research in Popular Music Education lies at the fringes of the fields of music education, ethnomusicology, community music, cultural studies and popular music studies. The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education is the first book-length publication that brings together a diverse range of scholarship in this emerging field. Perspectives include the historical, sociological, pedagogical, musicological, axiological, reflexive, critical, philosophical and ideological.
Author: Gareth Dylan Smith,Zack Moir,Matt Brennan,Shara Rambarran,Phil Kirkman
"Sociology for Music Teachers: Perspectives for Practice examines the history and development of the social factors that affect students' values, tastes, and attitudes that school music teachers contront as an integral part of their work. It makes the case that knowledge of sociology impacts the selection of materials, methods, and teaching strategies by which teachers effectively communicate new ideas and experiences to the students, and through the students, to the community."--Back cover.
Perspectives for Practice
Author: Hildegard C. Froehlich
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This book is aimed at intermediate to more advanced drummers. Written by a seasoned professional drummer and drum educator from London, England, Sound Advice for Drummers provides tips and provocations about practising, performing, rehearsing, recording and creating music from behind the drums. It is an essential read for aspiring professional drummers.
Author: Gareth Dylan Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
No one disputes how important it is, in today's world, to prepare students to un derstand mathematics as well as to use and communicate mathematics in their future lives. That task is very difficult, however. Refocusing curricula on funda mental concepts, producing new teaching materials, and designing teaching units based on 'mathematicians' common sense' (or on logic) have not resulted in a better understanding of mathematics by more students. The failure of such efforts has raised questions suggesting that what was missing at the outset of these proposals, designs, and productions was a more profound knowledge of the phenomena of learning and teaching mathematics in socially established and culturally, politically, and economically justified institutions - namely, schools. Such knowledge cannot be built by mere juxtaposition of theories in disci plines such as psychology, sociology, and mathematics. Psychological theories focus on the individual learner. Theories of sociology of education look at the general laws of curriculum development, the specifics of pedagogic discourse as opposed to scientific discourse in general, the different possible pedagogic rela tions between the teacher and the taught, and other general problems in the inter face between education and society. Mathematics, aside from its theoretical contents, can be looked at from historical and epistemological points of view, clarifying the genetic development of its concepts, methods, and theories. This view can shed some light on the meaning of mathematical concepts and on the difficulties students have in teaching approaches that disregard the genetic development of these concepts.
An ICMI Study
Author: Anna Sierpinska,Jeremy Kilpatrick
What type of practice makes a musician perfect? What sort of child is most likely to succeed on a musical instrument? What practice strategies yield the fastest improvement in skills such as sight-reading, memorization, and intonation? Scientific and psychological research can offer answers to these and other questions that musicians face every day. In The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson assemble relevant current research findings and make them accessible to musicians and music educators. This book describes new approaches to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational and skill levels. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music researcher (usually a music psychologist) and a performer or music educator. This combination of expertise results in excellent practical advice. Readers will learn, for example, that they are in the majority (57%) if they experience rapid heartbeat before performances; the chapter devoted to performance anxiety will help them decide whether beta-blocker medication, hypnotherapy, or the Alexander Technique of relaxation might alleviate their stage fright. Another chapter outlines a step-by-step method for introducing children to musical notation, firmly based on research in cognitive development. Altogether, the 21 chapters cover the personal, environmental, and acoustical influences that shape the learning and performance of music.
Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Author: Richard Parncutt,Gary McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Roger Ralph Rideout
"Comprehensive, balanced, and up to date, this thoroughly revised second edition of Foundations of Music Education focuses on the fundamental issues that will affect the teaching and learning of music in the coming years. Featuring approximately forty percent new material and a ten-percent expansion, this edition incorporates the many events and trends of the last decade that have affected music education and education in general." "Written by three distinguished music educators, this carefully organized text explores the relationship between theory and practice in music teaching. From a comprehensive survey of the history, philosophy, and functions of music education to its social, psychological, and pedagogical aspects, the book presents the ideas that affect the teaching of music in any setting. The authors clearly explain the distinguishing features of leading schools of thought, interpret research findings, and critically examine the assumptions that underlie various approaches to curriculum and instruction." "Unique to this book are chapters that link current ideas in psychology, sociology, and social psychology to music education. How do social class, race, and other characteristics influence the responses of students to different types of music? How do cognitive and behavioral psychologists differ in their views of learning? In what ways do small-group interactions in the classroom affect the emergence of musical talent? These and many other issues are addressed here." "Indeed, Foundations of Music Education is notable for the attention it pays to trends in related fields of learning and the care with which such information is applied to contemporary music education. Included among its topics are attitude formation, creativity, cognitive processing, and behavioral techniques." "More practical topics are also given equal coverage: curriculum development, cultural pluralism, music for handicapped children, program evaluation, innovative approaches in assessment, accountability, critical thinking, computer-based instruction, and technology in music. A chapter on research in music education presents an analysis of a published article on practice conditions and performance accuracy, placing the basics of the scientific method at the student's disposal. The final chapter on teaching as a profession examines the emerging agenda for music educators in the 1990s and beyond. Each chapter ends with a concise summary, several study and discussion questions for class and individual use, suggested class activities for putting theory into practice, suggested additional readings, and complete bibliographic references." "Foundations of Music Education has long been regarded as the classic text in foundations courses, providing both a solid grounding in the development of music education and a forward look at the tools educators will need to master if music is to remain an essential part of American education. This newly revised edition will set the standard for music teaching in the decades to come."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Harold F. Abeles,Charles R. Hoffer,Robert H. Klotman
Author: Indiana University at South Bend
a project of the Music Educators National Conference
Author: Richard Colwell,Music Educators National Conference (U.S.)
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
Introduction and Practical Guide to Music Education provides students with comprehensive yet foundational knowledge of the music education profession. The book contains researched best practices for teaching music and guides readers through practical exercises to help them discover their own unique teaching style and approach. The text begins with a chapter that asks readers why they are considering a career in music education and also reveals the qualities of an effective music teacher. Later chapters provide students with a brief history of music education in the United States, introductions to educational psychology, sociology, and child development, practical advice for developing sound and successful lesson plans, strategies for teaching different types of students, tips for job interviews, and more. Each chapter includes references and discussion questions, and select chapters also feature a list of recommended readings for further exploration and independent learning. With emphasis on research and practical application, Introduction and Practical Guide to Music Education is a supportive and valuable guide for any student interested in a career in music education. Accessible and complete, the text is ideal for music seminars, music profession survey courses, and introductory music education courses. Laura M. Dornberger serves on the music education faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in elementary general music, child development, and music education philosophy and assessment. She has taught PK-12th grade general/vocal music, directed children's choirs, performed professionally as a soprano, and taught private voice and piano lessons. She has led professional development workshops for teachers in Cork, Ireland. She serves as a scorer for the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, and she is a guest speaker and clinician on effective interviewing techniques. Katherine M. Levy, Ph.D. , is head of the music education area at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She earned her master's and doctorate degrees in music education from the University of Iowa. She has experience teaching beginning, middle, and high school instrumental music in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin and early childhood music in Iowa and Maryland. Dr. Levy is the founding music director of two New Horizons Band programs in which university students and music teachers work with amateur musicians aged 50 and older in music lessons, ensembles, and concert bands.
Author: Laura M. Dornberger,Katherine M. Levy
In 1984-85 a two-year program of symposia and lectures at The University of Alabama, collectively known as "The Alabama Project: Music, Society, and Education in America," gave rise to two important volumes: Applications of Research in Music Behavior, edited by Clifford K. Madsen and Carol A. Prickett, and this volume. Music Education in the United States stands as the most important and far-ranging professional overview of the discipline since the appearance of the landmark Basic Concepts in Music Education (1958). Book jacket.
Author: J. Terry Gates
Publisher: Univ of Alabama Pr
Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.
Author: C. Wright Mills
Category: Social Science
An examination of critical issues that links theory and practice from educators at the highly regarded Teachers College. This edited volume is designed primarily as an introductory graduate text or capstone undergraduate text for music education students, providing an in-depth examination of critical issues for early-career music educators. Most undergraduate music teacher education focuses on developing the skills and understandings necessary to become a practitioner; this text, however, links theory to teaching practice and offers a variety of perspectives to give music teachers the comprehensive grounding they need to become leaders in the field. Rather than focusing on answers to "what to do" questions, Critical Issues in Music Education focuses on "why" questions through examining underpinnings for the field and encouraging teacher inquiry. Each of the eight contributing authors has unique expertise and experience as a practicing music teacher and music teacher educator, yet the authors share a common background - each is either a faculty member or a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University. Consequently, the text is grounded in current educational theory and practice, informed by the authors' work in the field with both music teachers and P-12 students, and linked by a commitment to progressive education. The authors include discussion starters, project ideas, and suggested readings at the end of each chapter. Offering contemporary perspectiveson music education, Critical Issues in Music Education provides a foundation for understanding the complexities, challenges, and rewards of music teaching across diverse contexts.
Contemporary Theory and Practice
Author: Harold F. Abeles
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA