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ERIC Number: EJ1014919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
The Pedagogical Value of Leo Brouwer's "Etudes Simples": A Perspective on Preserving an Exquisite, Yet Neglected Custom
Kronenberg, Clive W.
International Journal of Music Education, v31 n2 p130-147 May 2013
The decline in the status of the classical guitar is, for many, a cause of concern, calling for viable answers to restore its place in the expressive arts tradition. In this article, I explore a pedagogical style specifically intended for young and/or inexperienced players. It is argued that this endeavor could prospectively benefit a range of guitar teachers, their locality or nationality notwithstanding. Following the brief overview of guitar methodologies, the article presents some of the key pedagogical goals and ideas of the universally-acclaimed Cuban guitar composer Leo Brouwer (1939-). Employing the first 10 studies of Brouwer's "Etudes Simples" for analysis, I illustrate the composer's pragmatic presentation of a range of mandatory techniques. It is argued that Brouwer's pedagogical approach meaningfully contributes to the restoration and elevation of an exquisite, yet neglected musical custom. (Contains 1 table, 14 figures, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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