By Keith Swanwick
In the World Library of Educationalists series, overseas specialists assemble career-long collections of what they pass judgement on to be their most interesting items – extracts from books, key articles, salient study findings, significant theoretical and functional contributions – so the realm can learn them in one possible quantity. Readers might be in a position to persist with the topics and strands and notice how their paintings contributes to the improvement of the field.
Since the e-book of A foundation for track Education in 1979, Keith Swanwick has endured to be a big impression at the thought and perform of tune schooling. The foreign allure of his insights into the basics of song and track schooling is recognized in invites from greater than twenty international locations to offer Key notice shows, behavior workshops, and propose as a specialist. those contain such diversified areas as Kazakhstan, Colombia, Iceland and Papua New Guinea. in the course of 1998 he used to be vacationing Professor, college of Washington.
In this assortment, Swanwick brings jointly 12 of his key writings to offer an summary of the advance of his personal paintings and of the sector of song schooling. The textual content permits the reader to contemplate Swanwick’s method of tune schooling and the way it truly is characterized via a priority for musical, and to some degree wider creative, techniques, formed through his adventure as a instructor and appearing musician in numerous settings, and likewise by way of the impacts of philosophers, psychologists and sociologists.
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Worse than this, it is possible to find instances where anything but music is taught and, instead, the subject content is trans formed into the history of music, or acoustics, or the biographies of composers, or the sociology of rock and pop. On the other hand, art and drama seemed to move long ago towards imagin ative play, sometimes called ‘creativity’, or ‘free-expression’, and may have neglected the importance of mastery and imitation in the educational process, by giving scant attention to the works of others, that is to say, being ‘in audi ence’ to them.
I ought to make clear what I am not saying. Firstly, there is no suggestion that students should not specialize in some single area of C(L)A(S)P. This is bound to happen almost from the beginning of involvement with music. Secondly, I am not insisting that everyone should necessarily have substantial experience in all five areas, only that wherever possible people ought to be encouraged to be involved with music in as many ways as possible, especially in the early formative years.
Thus the act of compos ition is possible only when alternated with audition and possibly performance. A composer must surely sample his own work as auditor and try it out as performer. The parameters of music education 35 The act of performance can be seen in a similar light. We have already noted that performance involves a sense of presence, the presence of a vital musical object, developing and on the move; and that this differs from a merely accurate rendering, in that it is alive.
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