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ERIC Number: EJ1094200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Transdisciplinary Dimensions in the Composing Activities of Children: Transfer of Strategies and Transformation of Knowledge
Roels, Johanna Maria; Van Petegem, Peter
British Journal of Music Education, v33 n1 p81-99 Mar 2016
Existing studies show the value of using visual expression as a means of teaching children to understand and create music. This study aspires to point out an additional valuable aspect, namely, the influence composing via visual expression--whereby children transform their own drawings--may have on children's subsequent compositional processes. This is an area which is, as yet, largely unexplored. The article will examine this within a context in which children compose individually at the keyboard. With the aid of some examples taken from actual teaching practice, the author shows how children--consciously or intuitively and in a more complex and sophisticated manner--transpose their playing strategies from "visual composing" to a primarily musical context or a context incorporating new, non-musical references.
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Language: English
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