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ERIC Number: EJ1073462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Embodiment in Musical Knowing: How Body Movement Facilitates Learning within Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Juntunen, Marja-Leena; Hyvönen, Leena
British Journal of Music Education, v21 n2 p199-214 Jul 2004
This paper examines how body movement within the frames of Dalcroze Eurhythmics can facilitate musical knowing. Merleau-Ponty's philosophical ideas seem to correspond with the specific empirical findings of Jaques-Dalcroze. Hence, our viewpoint is based on Merleau-Ponty's notions of "knowing the world through the body" as well as of gesture, habit and reversibility. We argue, along with Merleau-Ponty, that the body is our primary mode of knowing. Furthermore, we suggest that body movement represents pre-reflective knowing and can be understood as physical metaphor in the process of musical understanding from the concrete doing/musicing to the abstract and (or) conceptual.
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Language: English
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