ERIC Number: EJ1020308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Exploring the Old Town School of Folk Music's Beck "Song Reader" Ensemble: An Interview with Nathaniel Braddock
Thibeault, Matthew D.
General Music Today, v27 n2 p43-47 Jan 2014
This column presents an interview with Nathaniel Braddock, who created and teaches an ensemble devoted to Beck's "Song Reader" at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Illinois. "Song Reader" is a collection of 20 compositions published as sheet music for musicians to record and release, with over 17,000 versions currently posted on YouTube alone. An introduction explains the "Song Reader" project and discusses how several aspects of the ensemble may appeal to music educators. The interview covers Braddock's pedagogic techniques and conceptual approaches, providing teachers with strategies for successfully pursuing the inclusion of "Song Reader" or similar projects.
Descriptors: Interviews, Music Education, Musicians, Folk Culture, Music, Singing, Teaching Methods, Music Teachers, Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Music Activities, Creativity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois