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ERIC Number: EJ1162939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Group Playing by Ear in Higher Education: The Processes That Support Imitation, Invention and Group Improvisation
Varvarigou, Maria
British Journal of Music Education, v34 n3 p291-304 Nov 2017
This article explores how group playing by ear (GEP) through imitation of recorded material and opportunities for inventive work during peer interaction was used to support first year undergraduate western classical music students' aural, group creativity and improvisation skills. The framework that emerged from the analysis of the data describes two routes taken by the students, whilst progressing from GEP to group improvisation and it is compared to Priest's (1989) model on playing by ear through imitation and invention. The article concludes with suggestion on how these two routes could be used to scaffold the development of western classical musicians' improvisation skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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