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ERIC Number: EJ1178985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
'Hip-Hop Wasn't Something a Teacher Ever Gave Me': Exploring Hip-Hop Musical Learning
Kruse, Adam J.
Music Education Research, v20 n3 p317-329 2018
With the aim of diversifying popular music education scholarship, this article explores the phenomenon of hip-hop musical learning as experienced by eight American hip-hop musicians who describe how as well as with whom they learned to create and perform. The study explores issues related to learning processes, social relationships, and the role of individuality in hip-hop culture. Findings explore elements of self-teaching; learning through listening, creating, competing, and collaborating; and relating the individual to the broader hip-hop culture. I discuss the findings in comparison to facets of informal music learning as well as previous hip-hop scholarship and introduce a conceptual model related to the processes and relationships of hip-hop musical learning. Finally, I offer considerations for music teaching and future scholarship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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