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ERIC Number: EJ845283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Teaching Popular Music in Finland: What's Up, What's Ahead?
Vakeva, Lauri
International Journal of Music Education, v24 n2 p126-131 2006
This article describes the history and current situation of popular music pedagogy in Finland. While popular music is widely accepted in the curriculum, there are differences in its application in the comprehensive schools and music institutions. Popular styles were first introduced into Finnish music education by secondary school music teachers; however, today the most rapid development in the field appears to be taking place in the professional schools of music. Some aspects and future possibilities of popular music education are examined, with a suggestion that there is more work ahead in the field of general music education. For instance, the didactic implications of different learning cultures of popular music and the musical understandings and practices prevalent in "urban" and "electronic" styles present new challenges for traditionally trained music educators, even those with a popular music background. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland