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ERIC Number: EJ1174550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
The Violet Experience: Social Interaction through Eclectic Music Learning Practices
Dakon, Jacob M.; Cloete, Elene
British Journal of Music Education, v35 n1 p57-72 Mar 2018
In this qualitative case study, we used participant observation and interviews to examine Violet, a Flemish string youth orchestra. In doing so, we identify the qualities that constitute an 'eclectic' ensemble space, herein defined as a musical environment that uses a blend of informal and formal learning practices. Moreover, we emphasize how members benefit musically, socially, and personally from such spaces. Our findings suggest that a blend of eclectic practices create a music space that promotes social engagement, social interaction, and peer learning among members. Additionally, eclectic music spaces allow for personal development and nurture self-appreciation. An eclectic ensemble space thus provides a rich alternative to more traditional forms of music ensemble instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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