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ERIC Number: ED181933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-6
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Musical Culture of Young Adults and Its Relevance to Education for Librarianship.
Stevenson, Gordon
Because of the important role music plays in the lives of young adults, the graduate education of young adult librarians should include a study of the music and the musical behavior of young adults. A formal course might include reviews of research in these areas: (1) the sound recording industry and the economic factors which determine what is created and diffused; (2) research in what is known about the young adult audience; (3) content analysis of the lyrics of songs to determine what messages are presented to the young adult audience; (4) theories of the meaning and effects of recorded music; (5) the formation of musical tastes and the extent to which musical tastes are determined by socio-economic variables; (6) music appreciation (i.e., to what extent can formal education change or direct musical tastes?); (7) the repertory (a review of the types of music available within the commercial repertory of recorded music); (8) criticism and its uses in the selection of materials and its impact on the cultural diffusion of materials; and (9) the role of libraries in the diffusion process. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York/Ontario Chapter of the Music Library Association (Syracuse, NY, May 6, 1979)