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ERIC Number: EJ845407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Contextualized Improvisation in Solfege Class
Dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira; Del Ben, Luciana
International Journal of Music Education, v22 n3 p266-276 2004
This article presents practitioner research dealing with improvisation in solfege as a creative alternative for the development of music perception. Solfege practice, conceived as a personal construction of a melody, requires an attitude that embraces aural sensitivity to the spatial and temporal dimensions of a melodic line, identification of problems, hypothesizing solutions and experimenting with strategies. In contextualized improvisation in solfege, the melody recently read and understood is manipulated in order to find different ways of embellishing its structure without changing the basic character. Examples extracted from solfege classes in a higher education context are illustrated and discussed. Improvisation on solfege exercises demands awareness of melodic contour at the same time as each note is being named, coherence and rhythmic freedom, providing the means for the students to develop the musical structures dealt with in the studied exercises. (Contains 4 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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